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

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 267-268:

In the light of what he was telling me, the dancing I had seen not so long ago in Madrid’s Teatro Pavon took on a new meaning. There I had seen dancing in its pure forms, without the titillating overtones that we have come to associate with it; some of the dancing done by mistresses of the art who were anything but glamorous – heavy-set women some of them, long past the first bloom of youth, dancing in front of the simplest of backdrops, while some middle-aged guitar player in a nondescript gray ready-made suit sat on a cane chair on the stage, providing the music. My accompanist and I …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 267-268. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434459756833 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: Madrid

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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flamenco songs

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, 16 Jun 2015 14:02:37 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:11:43 +0000