Joseph Szigeti - between 1939 and 1945

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 195-196:

During World War II when I almost invariably started proceedings by playing 'The Star-Spangled Banner', I had an interesting point of comparison between the temperamentally different types of audiences by judging the number of seconds it took my audience to recognize the melody consciously and to transmute recognition into action – that is, to rise from their seats. I found this more revealing in the smaller communities, not too familiar with recital routine, than in the larger, where this clinical test (somewhat along the lines of the laughs tabulated in dead earnest by the motion-picture …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 195-196. accessed: 30 September, 2023


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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The Star-Spangled Banner

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1939 and 1945
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:35:34 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:34:31 +0000