Joseph Szigeti - the 1950's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 142:

Some ten or fifteen years ago, a sort of epidemic of short suite or partitalike manuscripts was rampant among the younger composers, and many of these manuscripts reached my music rack. Busy Neoclassical toccata movements alternated with sarabande solemnity; there were cadenzas for both the violin and the piano; and it all ended, more often than not, in a “pure” transcendent apotheosis with the violin mounting higher and higher and fading away. One of the young composers, who was playing and humming his work to me (my pianist and I were reading the score over his shoulder), exclaimed …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 142. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433110237480 accessed: 15 August, 2022

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Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 May 2015 23:10:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:44:18 +0000