Joseph Szigeti in New York - 1928

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 138-139:

It is probably my intense admiration for Ravel the composer that causes my subconscious to blue-pencil my memories of Ravel the pianist! As a wag put it on seeing Salzedo, master-harpist and excellent pianist to boot, officiating as page-turner to Ravel: “What a pity it isn’t the other way round: Salzedo at the keyboard and Ravel turning pages!”/ Ravel was somewhat nonchalant about his piano-playing; “unconcerned” might better described his attitude. It was the confidence of the creative artist that determined his stand with respect to our task. It was as if he said: “What of it, …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 138-139. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: New York


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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Ravel's Violin Sonata
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Maurice Ravel, Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

Date/Time 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 May 2015 22:42:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:45:33 +0000