Joseph Szigeti in England - the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 114:

That typically Victorian, post-Mendelssohnian composer, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, under whose baton I played once or twice in my early London days, had none other than young Mischa Elman, then at the most glamorous stage of his career, play one of Mackenzie's extremely long works at a Hans Richter Concert. All I remember of this is Elman’s ravishing performance and the vague feeling that I was present at a belated première, belated by some four or five decades. What if neither Elman nor anyone else has ever played it since?

cite as

Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 114. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432660894100 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Mackenzie's work
written by Alexander Mackenzie
performed by Mischa Elman

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 26 May 2015 18:21:34 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:52:22 +0000