Joseph Szigeti - in the beginning of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 72:

From a strictly musical point of view I owe her [Nelli Melba] few lasting memories, but the girlish freshness of that voice and the indolent languorous grace with which she sang some things remain unforgettable to me to this day. Recently, when arranging for publication some short pieces for violin, I decided to include Lalo’s “Aubade” from 'Le Roi d’Ys' in the series, probably to give substance to my memory of her singing of this song. A small thing, to be sure, but her own; and ineffably beautiful this small thing must have been to have retained its hold on me through all these …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432473872678 accessed: 24 May, 2022

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

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Lalo’s “Aubade” from Le Roi d’Ys
written by Édouard Lalo
performed by Nelli Melba

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 24 May 2015 14:24:32 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:05:45 +0000