Joseph Szigeti in Budapest - in the beginning of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 31:

One thing that stands out in my mind while I am thus digging through these years is my intense shyness. I was very bashful in public places, my cheeks often flushed by conflicting reflexes of outraged shyness and little stirrings of vanity whenever, on entering a café with my father, I heard the gypsy “primas,” Pali Racz XXXII (32nd son of his famous gypsy-band-leader father), salute me with the first two bars of Bach's Prelude in E, interjected into whatever the band was playing – csardas, operetta medleys, and the like. A fraternal greeting and a sort of accolade- from one fiddler to …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432305043715 accessed: 24 September, 2022

location of experience: Budapest

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Bach's Prelude in E
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Gypsy "primas" Pali Racz XXXII

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 15:30:43 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:12:06 +0000