Joseph Szigeti - at the end of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 102:

The unsuspecting millions are also none the wiser as to what is being done to their listening habits, how they are being conditioned by the mass- and mess- of sound that is aimed at them. They hear the cinema organ’s wobble and probably they like it because it reminds them of the human voice or of the vibrato of a stringed instrument. But they don’t realize something that came to me with a shock the other day when I was listening to a popular music broadcast: that the process is being reversed nowadays, that we seem to have reached the point where the string orchestra is imitating the …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432658916753 accessed: 8 August, 2022

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Joseph Szigeti
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1892-1973

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Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 26 May 2015 17:48:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:57:36 +0000