Joseph Szigeti - the 1900's

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

When Bartók played for me some records he had made of improvised lamentation songs, or rather orations, it was a gripping revelation. Sorrowing peasant women who had lost some dear one- a child, or a grown son – had been induced somehow to face the (to them) terrifying recording machine, chant into it their names and ages, describe their grievous loss in unrhymed song (or rather 'Sprechgesang'); they would sometimes break down, sobbing, in the middle of a record(….)
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 268. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434459862554 accessed: 15 August, 2022

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium playback

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:04:22 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:10:58 +0000