Joseph Szigeti in Berlin - 1905

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 88,89:

When I came to Berlin in 1905 thus inadequately equipped, I heard for the first time not only this phenomenal young violinist [Mischa Elman] but also Kreisler and Ysaÿe. To make clear the impact of their playing on me – a playing of a fire, an elegance, a rhythmic incisiveness which I had never even imagined- I should have to be able to convey the style of playing of the only virtuosos I had heard during my conservatory days: Burmester, Kubelik, Marteau, Hugo Heermann. It is obviously impossible to do this. These first impressions were too amorphous, too lacking in critical perception, too …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 88,89. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432475566978 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time 1905
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 24 May 2015 14:52:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:01:12 +0000