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

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 208-209:

Sometimes in classes there were performances by pupils which, though far from being virtuoso achievements, moved me by their deep awareness of the musical and expressive content of the composition. Even now, after all these years, I can recall moments like that heavy-set Bernese girl’s playing of the slow movement of a Bach concerto; it had an inwardness, a touch of that something which is so rarely projected from the concert stage – something of what looks out at us from one of the kneeling “donor’s portraits” on the side panels of a Van Eyck or a Van der Goes triptych; or, to find …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 208-209. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433267701295 accessed: 14 August, 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 18:55:01 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:31:54 +0000