Joseph Szigeti in Geneva - in the middle of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 207:

Entrance examinations were lax, to say the least, and so we were often left stranded, Iturbi and I, with some pretty hopeless pedagogical cases on our hands. When we got together for some sonata-playing – Iturbi always amazed me by his sight-reading prowess! – we used to compare notes, and we came to the melancholy conclusion that the general level of pupil-potential could not have risen appreciably since Liszt’s days at our institution.
cite as

Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433267374316 accessed: 19 January, 2022

location of experience: Geneva

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:49:34 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:32:47 +0000