Joseph Szigeti in Queen's Hall - in the beginning of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 74:

It must have been Blanche Marchesi who gave me seats for the concert performance of Ethel Smyth’s opera 'The Wreckers', conducted by Nikisch at Queen’s Hall. Dame Ethel Smyth in her delectable memoirs which will, I think, withstand the ravages of time infinitely better than will her music speaks fervently of Blanche Marchesi’s singing in this opera, and of her selfless spirit of coöperation. The indomitable and very British fighting spirit of Dame Ethel, a woman composer who challenged all sorts of Victorian and Edwardian conventions in her private life as well as in her music, probably…   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 74. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432474253690 accessed: 7 May, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Ethel Smyth’s opera The Wreckers
written by Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
performed by Blanche Marchesi, Nikisch

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 24 May 2015 14:30:53 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:04:50 +0000