Joseph Szigeti - the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 115:

But there is another and less obvious factor in the development of an instrumentalist which may be worth going into: looking through manuscript works in the composer’s presence- works for orchestra or piano, or chamber groups, or oratorios – with the composer pounding away at the piano, bellowing the different parts, satisfying his desperate need of communication with a sympathetic musical soul, sometimes even going so far as to invite criticism from his more or less willing victim. It is inevitable that a certain percentage of time given to these sessions is time lost, but to be able to …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 115. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432734601552 accessed: 15 August, 2022

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Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 27 May 2015 14:50:01 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:50:58 +0000