Joseph Szigeti in Oregon - at the end of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 119-120:

A parallel to this [impact of Ysaÿes interpretative genius on his creative contemporaries] came to my knowledge the other day when I was visiting Ernest Bloch in his telephoneless retreat at Agate Beach on the Oregon coast, and he played to me his symphonic pieces 'Hiver-Printemps', composed in 1905. Upon my remarking on the Ysaÿean turn and shapes of the string writing, Bloch exclaimed: “But of course! How could it be otherwise? I intended Hiver as a violin poem for Ysaÿe and only later turned it into its present symphonic form(…).
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 119-120. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433011883857 accessed: 17 January, 2022

location of experience: Oregon

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Hiver-Printemps
written by Ernest Bloch
performed by Ernest Bloch

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 30 May 2015 19:51:24 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:48:45 +0000