Joseph Szigeti in Central Park - at the end of the 1930's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 121:

When I saw Bloch, soon after the outbreak of World War II, at his hotel overlooking Central Park, he picked up his violin – he had started playing again at the time of the composition of the Violin Concerto (1936-38)- and showed me fragments of a projected “Symphony for Violin Alone.” As late as May 13, 1944 he wrote to me from Agate Beach, Oregon, announcing the completion of a new work for orchestra, a Suite in three movements: Overture, Passacaglia, and Finale, played in the fall of 1945 by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Monteux.
cite as

Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 121. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433012233343 accessed: 12 August, 2022

location of experience: Central Park

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Bloch's Violin Concerto
written by Ernest Bloch
performed by Ernest Bloch

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 30 May 2015 19:57:14 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:48:20 +0000