Joseph Szigeti in Frankfurt - the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 307-308:

One of my appearances at the famous old 'Museums-Gesellschaft' of Frankfurt-am-Main, where I played Bartók’s First Rhapsody for violin and orchestra, occurred on the evening of one of Hitler’s election rallies- in the huge Frankfurt Sportpalast, I think. I remember my amused and scornful comments on the fact that on that particular night the traditionally completely filled Museums Konzert showed unwonted empty rows of seats because of this “counterattraction,” as I disdainfully called it. And I remember too the half-imploring, half-reproachful look and gesture of the young woman to …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 307-308. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Frankfurt


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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Bartók's First Rhapsody
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:23:02 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:07:41 +0000