Joseph Szigeti in Americas - December, 1925

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 244-245:

So I had in a way been “in” on his [Stokowski] conductorial beginnings some fifteen years before he was to usher in my American debut with the impressive playing of the orchestral statement of those ineffable themes that precede the entry of the solo violin in Beethoven’s Concerto. / When I call the playing of this orchestral exposition of Beethoven’s themes “impressive,” I should add “intimidatingly impressive.” For that was precisely its effect on me as I stood there at the Philadephia rehearsal – it was in December 1925- my fingers cold, awaiting the redoubtable entry of …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 244-245. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Americas


Joseph Szigeti

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Beethoven's Violin Concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Leopold Stokowski, Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:42:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:20:24 +0000