Joseph Szigeti in New York - at the end of the 1920's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 258-259:

Naturally I was not allowed to take the “Swan” Strad to my hotel room on account of insurance-policy restrictions. It was up in the dust-laden rooms storing Mr. Wanamaker’s private collections that I had to practice. They were full of mementos, relics, curiosa; on the walls were photographs of the Pope and of General Pershing, and framed autographs of Napoleon, Edison, and other notables. I seem to recall some Madame Tussaudlike features, too: wax figures of Napoleonic soldiers in authentic uniforms; historic swords and saddles; death-masks without end. And I, walking about these rooms, …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 258-259. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434459517408 accessed: 27 September, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Chaconne
written by Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:58:38 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:12:48 +0000