Joseph Szigeti in London - November, 1910

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 332:

During the stir created by Kreisler’s first performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto in London, in November 1910 (a furore comparable to a Shostakovich première in our days though minus plane-transported microfilm and five-figure broadcast fees!), I was impressed chiefly by the fact that it was a Viennese who transmitted the Englishness of Elgar to England and to the rest of the world; this angle seemed to me to enhance the achievement.
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 332. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434461847574 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Elgar's violin concerto
written by Edward Elgar
performed by Fritz Kreisler

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1910
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:37:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:02:57 +0000