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

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 35:

This mere boy [Ernst von Lengyel]- who died of tuberculosis during World War I- made his London debut under the most exacting auspices, playing Liszt’s E flat Major Concerto under no less a conductor than Hans Richter, at the regular London Symphony Orchestra series; for years afterward, musical London recalled how the orchestra men, listening amazed to the sovereign mastery of the boy’s playing, failed to respond to Richter’s cue at the end of the cadenza.
cite as

Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432307456961 accessed: 24 September, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Liszt’s E flat Major Concerto
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Ernst von Lengyel, Hans Richter

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 16:10:57 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:09:47 +0000