Joseph Szigeti - the 1900's
from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 40,41:
I leave to the last what is perhaps the most spectacular career from the Hubay fold: Eugene Ormandy’s. After a brilliant beginning on the recital stage, he abandoned our instrument for the baton. His phenomenal rise from the pit of the Capitol Theater on Broadway to the Philadelphia Orchestra (via the Minneapolis) needs no detailed chronicling. That he still retains a redoubtable mastery of our instrument he has proven to me repeatedly in improvised quartet sessions. This despite the fact he never touches a violin nowadays.
Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 40,41. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432309856226 accessed: 11 December, 2023
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 16:50:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:07:40 +0000