Joseph Szigeti in Buda - the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 128-129:

I see Bartók [Béla Bartók] in his villa in the hills of Buda – his tables, couch, and piano littered with those hard-earned discs of folk-fiddlers, mostly unaccompanied, which he had recorded during many epic years of folk-lore exploration. He plays them to me while I follow the intricate, almost hieroglyphic signs on the literal transcriptions he has made of these, as he has of thousands of others. Putting me to the test: whether I would recognize the sometimes infinitesimally small rhythmic or melodic shreds that went into the Rhapsody No. 1, which he dedicated to me in 1928; making the…   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 128-129. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Buda


Joseph Szigeti

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Date/Time the 1900's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 30 May 2015 21:35:05 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:46:22 +0000