Joseph Szigeti in London - 1939

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 315-316:

Viewed across the chasm of six years, some of my London appearances of the last seasons before World War II are particularly full of meaning to me now. A folder of the 1939 London Music Festival (April 23- May 28), at which I played the Beethoven Concerto, evokes nostalgic memories. The diversity and richness of these musical offerings will be difficult if not impossible to duplicate in years to come. Toscanini conducting the 'Missa Solemnis', Mozart operas at Glyndebourne, Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon, Handel’s 'Fireworks' Music in the open air accompanied by actual fireworks in …   more >>

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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 315-316. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
written by George Frideric Handel
Beethoven violin concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Joseph Szigeti
Missa Solemnis
written by Beethoven
performed by Arturo Toscanini
Mozart operas
written by Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:34:59 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:04:43 +0000