Joseph Szigeti in Leipzig - 1923

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 124-125:

That memorable session at Blüthner’s piano store in Leipzig with Stravinsky playing his Piano Sonata to an audience of three – a friend, the representative of the Koussevitzky Publishing House, and myself- stands in a niche of its own. It was in 1923, after a very prolonged and very Russian midday meal that followed the Furtwängler rehearsal for the Gewandhaus première of his Piano Concerto. I remember I had my violin along, as I had been asked by Stravinsky to play Bach’s Solo Sonata in A minor for him afterwards. He played his Sonata in succession, then turned around and said simply…   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 124-125. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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Stravinsky's Piano Sonata
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 30 May 2015 20:06:43 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:47:18 +0000