Joseph Szigeti in Belgium - 1937

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 118-119:

And when in 1937 Queen Elizabeth of Belgium – whose “maître de chapelle” Ysaÿe had become after his return from America – instituted the “Concours International Eugène Ysaÿe” it was fitting that the statutes of the competition should specify that each violin contestant must present one of these sonatas [Ysaÿes's violin sonatas] along with the regular violin classics. Thus Ysaÿe’s dream did come true to a great extent: the youngsters whose playing we were judging at that 1937 “Concours” (Carl Flesh and Thibaud were co-judges) and who had never heard the master were yet, …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 118-119. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Belgium


Joseph Szigeti

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Ysaÿe's violin sonatas
written by Eugène Ysaÿe

Experience Information

Date/Time 1937
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 27 May 2015 15:08:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:49:13 +0000