Joseph Szigeti in Surrey - in the beginning of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 75:

My natural laziness and the unwonted amenities of my mode of living at the time – in that garden-home in Surrey – combined to create a pleasantly drowsy, slightly confused, static frame of mind, and kept from me all disturbing thoughts of self-development, of self-criticism. The indolence of the so-called awkward age, 'l’age ingrate' (with more than its share of puppy loves), was, I suppose, aggravated in my case by the many regressive factors in a “boy-violinist’s” life. The constant grinding out of the same obsolete salon pieces by Sarasate, Hubay, and Wieniawski, which seemed to…   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432474467930 accessed: 21 September, 2021

location of experience: Surrey

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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salon pieces by Sarasate, Hubay, and Wieniawski
written by Wieniawski, Pablo de Sarasate, Jenő Hubay

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 24 May 2015 14:34:28 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:04:19 +0000