George Kugel in Vienna - between 1932 and 1933

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 308-309:

It must have been in 1932 or 1933, before Vienna had awakened to the acuteness of the Nazi menace; Josephine Baker, the Negro star from Paris, was drawing packed houses at the premier night club of the capital; the Social-Democratic Arbeiter Sinfonie Konzerte were playing all the advanced symphonic works which later were labeled “Entartete Kunst” (Degenerate Art) by the Nazis; /Szigeti gave a recital under my management featuring this then much-discussed work with the famous “Blues” movement. / In all my long managerial experience, this was the first time that such a…   more >>

cite as

Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 308-309. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Listening to

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Ravel sonata for violin and piano
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1932 and 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


Letter from Szigeti's manager, George Kugel, New York, Feb 6, 1942. Published in the New York Times of February 22nd, 1942.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:28:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:06:40 +0000