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

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 215:

To come back to Godet’s musical beliefs, I think he was the prime mover behind that series of 'Pelléas et Mélisande' performances in Geneva with Rose Féart (who had studied the role of Mélisand with Debussy) in the title role. I suppose that Godet’s presence and proselytizing among us must also have been responsible for that first performance of Debussy’s Violin Sonata, a few weeks after Debussy’s death in 1918, in the strangely moving atmosphere of a little parish assembly hall in the shadow of Geneva’s cathedral.
cite as

Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433268406793 accessed: 28 January, 2022

location of experience: Geneva

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Debussy's Violin Sonata
written by Claude Debussy
Pelléas et Mélisande (opera)
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Rose Féart

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:06:47 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:25:43 +0000