With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged

With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge (written work, Book)

Listening experiences

1432302784249: But in the field of music we are never, in the lon...

1432304002883: The standing of my first music school and the leve...

1432304520357: One April day I came across some unfamiliar termin...

1432305043715: One thing that stands out in my mind while I am th...

1432305607928: It was here [shows at a summer theater in a small ...

1432307228695: Parallel with the somewhat stuffy atmosphere of th...

1432307456961: This mere boy [Ernst von Lengyel]- who died of tub...

1432308000014: I was still surrounded by quaint personalities lik...

1432308290160: With an uncle leading the theater band, it was ine...

1432308447524: A memory I cherish of those days is David Popper’s...

1432308667674: This Popper Jubilee brings to mind another celebra...

1432309856226: I leave to the last what is perhaps the most spect...

1432310151996: The headliner of them all was Abbie Mitchell and h...

1432473071167: This first winter (1905-1906) in Germany was rich ...

1432473516578: The management under which I made my debut was as ...

1432473872678: From a strictly musical point of view I owe her [N...

1432473995640: Another song associated with this period, which fo...

1432474253690: It must have been Blanche Marchesi who gave me sea...

1432474467930: My natural laziness and the unwonted amenities of ...

1432474782192: My first public performance of a Beethoven sonata,...

1432474916787: Such “problem pictures” had a parallel in music, t...

1432475003169: My narrow, purely vocational interest in the great...

1432475403873: What worlds Busoni opened up for me! Listening to ...

1432475566978: When I came to Berlin in 1905 thus inadequately eq...

1432475703804: I remember rehearing Willy Burmester in Berlin in ...

1432475777981: Let any concert-goer of the 1920s who heard Burmes...

1432475924335: Although most of the great or near great at the tu...

1432547330568: This feeling [that a new quality had been added to...

1432547869139: But perhaps it is easier to judge of the new trend...

1432658786275: Juxtapositions like these would also show us bette...

1432658916753: The unsuspecting millions are also none the wiser ...

1432659496850: The circumstances that led to my intimate connecti...

1432659858995: This led to the three performances under his [Buso...

1432660038015: In Berlin it was Sibelius who came to the artist’s...

1432660182603: We know that Fritz Kreisler “made” the Elgar Conce...

1432734414313: There is that other Elman [Mischa Elman] première ...

1432734601552: But there is another and less obvious factor in th...

1432735275994: Among these [memories of collaboration with compos...

1432735389700: A glance at some of the pages showed me that here ...

1432735695851: And when in 1937 Queen Elizabeth of Belgium – whos...

1433011883857: A parallel to this [impact of Ysaÿes interpretativ...

1433012233343: When I saw Bloch, soon after the outbreak of World...

1433012407761: I was “visited upon" by a famous Russian musicolog...

1433012639019: But certainly in the long run I had the best of th...

1433012802782: That memorable session at Blüthner’s piano store i...

1433012951359: Now, twenty years later, there we were, both livin...

1433018105120: I see Bartók [Béla Bartók] in his villa in the hil...

1433018307180: He [Nikolas Nabokov] would show me sketches of the...

1433108529006: It is probably my intense admiration for Ravel the...

1433110052707: It is the atmosphere of that long afternoon [rehea...

1433110237480: Some ten or fifteen years ago, a sort of epidemic ...

1433110399704: We performers who have had the advantage of famili...

1433244862218: Certain music produces physical discomfort in some...

1433265048913: At the beginning of the Listen article [“Reflectio...

1433265142166: If these private recordings of our own performance...

1433265275149: I seem to have been inclined, from those early day...

1433265583370: But the picturesqueness and the novelty of everyth...

1433265752847: And when, soon afterwards, the strike having been ...

1433265883261: I can testify from personal experience that in for...

1433266042750: In some musically overbred setups, on the other h...

1433266325401: I confess to being especially interested in one ph...

1433266534273: During World War II when I almost invariably start...

1433266732296: Thus “lucrative” tours up and down Denmark’s Jutla...

1433267073762: Carl Friedberg, the partner of my scheduled sonata...

1433267261029: I have since had the experience in Havana of heari...

1433267374316: Entrance examinations were lax, to say the least, ...

1433267546203: Some of my pupils would have rated less compliment...

1433267701295: Sometimes in classes there were performances by pu...

1433267919224: My heart thanks for sending me the concerto which ...

1433268117759: To live in a place as Stravinsky-conscious as Anse...

1433268406793: To come back to Godet’s musical beliefs, I think h...

1433268519594: Frequent trips to Paris which was to become our ho...

1433268723440: Altogether, conditions were not very different fro...

1433268856979: The Russian people still had to make the best of w...

1433269208170: A technical achievement more in my line, though ju...

1433269647072: If such manifestations were typically Russian rath...

1433269887805: I was rewarded with some of the most lasting impre...

1433270072681: At reception given for me at VOX [Society for Cult...

1433270334612: As it happened, I had been present at that memorab...

1433270519557: So I had in a way been “in” on his [Stokowski] con...

1433270632924: This comparison of performances (whether of those ...

1433270742601: This second season [in America] and the following ...

1433270905945: I had already played with Koussevitzky and the lat...

1434459308802: This same “unplanned” season brought me another th...

1434459517408: Naturally I was not allowed to take the “Swan” Str...

1434459619530: One of my visits to Harlem was made in the company...

1434459756833: In the light of what he was telling me, the dancin...

1434459862554: When Bartók played for me some records he had made...

1434460061659: In Bartók’s second sonata there was something barb...

1434460203835: Folklore memories that mean much to me are those o...

1434460364260: Such contacts got me into the habit of being on th...

1434460466955: Again, when I checked into my Pullman space on som...

1434460706391: As for friends of music without a capital F or M, ...

1434460982453: One of my appearances at the famous old 'Museums-G...

1434461847574: During the stir created by Kreisler’s first perfor...

1434462032903: Édouard Risler and Lucien Capet the Frenchmen, Tos...

1434462179785: I thought of how the intuitiveness of artists like...

1434462557437: Another satisfaction of this decade was being entr...

1434462805694: When the composer [Frank Martin] sent me his manus...

1434463119187: Music making in Prades with Casals, playing the Fo...

1434463242214: What can one say of the undiminished vitality of C...

1434463349675: The rediscovery of Fournier’s immense talent when ...

1434463418818: Nathan Milstein, who happened to be playing in Mon...

author

Joseph Szigeti

published in

1967

publisher

Alfred A Knopf

ISBN

003567125

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excerpt from 'With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge' pp. 315-316 (160 words)

excerpt from 'With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge' pp. 308-309 (204 words)

excerpt from 'With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge' pp. 333-334 (225 words)

excerpt from 'With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge' pp. 108,109 (91 words)

excerpt from 'With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge' pp. 114 (122 words)

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Cite as Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967)
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