Joseph Szigeti in England - the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 83,84:

What worlds Busoni opened up for me! Listening to him- sometimes four or five times in one week; talking to him: What a contrasting atmosphere after futile prima-donnas’ tantrums and tenors’ chalking up of the “count”: “Triple encore tonight as against double encore last night!” He was playing his transcription of the Bach 'Chaconne' at every concert, and never one of these many performances but that I stood in the wings, taking it all in, again and again, until he, with that unique blend of Olympian aloofness and intensely human generosity characteristic of him, one night, quite …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 83,84. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: England


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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Bach's Chaconne (Busoni transcription)
written by Busoni
performed by Busoni
written by Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 24 May 2015 14:50:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:01:53 +0000