Busoni in Regents Park - 1912

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 111:

The circumstances that led to my intimate connection with Busoni’s Concerto were somewhat unusual. It was the other way round in our cause: it was the executant who was trying to convince the composer of the worth-whileness of his work! / Busoni in those days, mature, aloof, objective toward his own work as toward everything else, had already gone beyond that stage of development which had produced the Violin Concerto. One Sunday morning in (perhaps) 1912 I played it [Busoni’s Violin Concerto] in Maud Allan’s beautiful studio in Regent’s Park, where he was staying at that time; and it …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 111. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432659496850 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Regents Park


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Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35a
written by Busoni
performed by Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

Date/Time 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 26 May 2015 17:58:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:56:11 +0000