Joseph Szigeti in Berlin - at the end of 1905

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 93:

This feeling [that a new quality had been added to violin-playing ever since his first visit to Berlin] was intensified when during this same winter I heard Joachim’s disciple Carl Halíř, the second violinist in his quartet, give a singularly heavy-handed performance of the Mendelssohn Concerto at one of the Nikisch concerts. This coming right upon the revelation brought by my first hearing of Eugene Ysaÿe, Mischa Elman, and soon after, of Fritz Kreisler (in Viotti’s A Minor Concerto under Nikisch) must also have had its share in our not deciding on the obvious course of studying under …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 93. accessed: 28 November, 2023

location of experience: Berlin


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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Mendelssohn violin concerto
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Carl Halíř, Nikisch

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1905
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 25 May 2015 10:48:50 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:59:25 +0000