Joseph Szigeti - between 1906 and 1907

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 95:

But perhaps it is easier to judge of the new trend in fiddle-playing by observing the common or garden variety of players than by thinking always of the outstanding exponents of the art. Great achievements are necessarily less affected by environment, by the general climate, than run-of-the-mill playing is; for that reason it is pertinent to evaluate any kind of playing that comes our way. If we were to listen attentively for snatches of violin tunes in popular music recorded around 1906 or 1907, and compare these with violin-playing in the sound track of a present-day Hollywood musical or in …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432547869139 accessed: 9 August, 2022

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Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

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Date/Time between 1906 and 1907
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Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 25 May 2015 10:57:49 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:58:53 +0000