Szigeti, Joseph

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Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973) was an American violinist of Hungarian birth. He studied first with his father, then with Jeno Hubay. He settled in the United States in 1940 and became a citizen in 1951. His true strength was contemporary music, and he often forced concert managers to include contemporary pieces in concert programs. He was friends with Bartok and several other prominent composers, many of whom dedicated works to him. He played a Guarneri violin, and held his bow in the old fashioned way, holding his elbow close to his body.

From the description of Joseph Szigeti collection of performance recordings [sound recording], 1941-1963. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 123527567

American violinist of Hungarian birth.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Geneva Aug. 29 1922, to Herr [Otto] Eckermann, 1922 Aug. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670431

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : New York Mar. 20 and 20 April 1943, to Mr. [Dannie] Heineman, 1943 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670434

From the description of Autograph postal card signed, dated : Gstaad, [2 August 1937], to Miss Norman Cameron in Cheshire, 1937 Aug. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670428

b Budapest.

Epithet: violinist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001072.0x000360

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creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. II (ff. 193). L-W, including letters of:-(a) Arnold Schoenberg, mainly relating to arrangements for a performance of the 'Gurrelieder', 27 Jan. 1928; 1921-1933. Includes (f. 71) a postcard from Paris, saying that he had..., 1921-1933 British Library
creatorOf Müller, René. Papers regarding 20th century musicians [manuscript], 1916-1977. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ernst Bacon papers, 1926-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1911-1972 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. The Charles Ives papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973. Autograph postal card signed, dated : Gstaad, [2 August 1937], to Miss Norman Cameron in Cheshire, 1937 Aug. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Robert Haven Schauffler Correspondence, TXRC96-A17., 1872-1964 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: Mason – Meyerbeer (ff. 249); 1822-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-5 Gwendolen Mason, harpist: Letters from Gwendolen Mason: 1908-1909.ff. 6-7 Gwendolen Mason, harpist: William Hayman Cummings, Mus.D: Postcards to William Hayman Cummi..., 1822-1913 British Library
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf JOHN AMIS CORRESPONDENCE: letters, principally from musicians but with some literary and other figures, to John Amis; 1942-1991, n.d. Correspondents include Sir Michael Tippett (25 letters), Luigi Nono (4), Dmitrii Shostakovich (2) and Dame Edith Sit..., 1942-1991 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 939. O’Neill Papers. Vol. x. Adine O’Neill’s autograph album; 1891-1938. Includes musical quotations. All identifiable names are included in the index to this catalogue.ff. 63. 209 x 145mm. Black leather binding with stamped initials and two ..., 1891-1938 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1946-48 (ff. 187).includes:f. 1 Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Prime Minister: Sergei Sergeevich Prokofiev, composer: Keith Douglas, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: J. N. Henderson, of the ..., 1946-1948 British Library
creatorOf HUMPHREY SEARLE COLLECTION. Vol. cxxxiv. Letters to Searle relating to Liszt research and publications; 1936-1968.ff. 211. Largest size 360 x 290mm.includes:ff. 1, 12-13, 52-53, 91 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Letters to Hu..., 1936-1968 British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1957-1958 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 957. William Glock Collection. Vol. xv. Susskind–Tippett; 1942-1999, n.d. ff. 186. 325 x 240mm.includes:f. 1 Sir William Frederick Glock, Kt.; music critic and administrator: Walter Susskind, conductor: Letter to Sir William Frederick G..., 1942-1999 British Library
referencedIn Little Orchestra Society concert recordings collection [sound recording], 1947-1957 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The John Kirkpatrick Papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1951 (ff. 197).includes:f. 1 Emmie M. Tillett, née Bass; of Ibbs and Tillett: Redvers Llewellyn, musician: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Alan J. Kirby fro..., 1951 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1952-53 (ff. 233).includes:f. 1 Sir John Battista Barbirolli, conductor: Royal Philharmonic Society: Emmie M. Tillett, née Bass; of Ibbs and Tillett: Edith Warburton, assistant secretary, Hallé Concert So..., 1952-1953 British Library
creatorOf Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. As the crow flies / by Chas. Wakefield Cadman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Henry Cowell collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1940-1953 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Leonard Burkat Papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. [Book of autographs of vistors to Louise Hanson-Dyer] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973. Autograph letter signed, dated : Geneva Aug. 29 1922, to Herr [Otto] Eckermann, 1922 Aug. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Charles Ives Papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973. Correspondence with Alma Mahler, 1945. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Frederick and Rose Plaut Papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst. Papers, 1926-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973. Joseph Szigeti collection of performance recordings [sound recording], 1941-1963. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn The Karl Weigl Papers, 1894-1986 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973. [Personal papers of Joseph Szigeti] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. The John Kirkpatrick papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1641. Vol. xvi. MacKenzie-Wilder.ff. 187. 335 x 240mmincludes:ff. 1-2. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, KCVO; composer: Letter from Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie to Harriet Cohen: 1912.ff. 3-4. Harriet Coh... British Library
creatorOf Personal Papers of Joseph Szigeti, 1958 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library University Archives
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Szigeti, Joseph, 1892-1973. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : New York Mar. 20 and 20 April 1943, to Mr. [Dannie] Heineman, 1943 Mar. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ross, Gilbert, 1903-1993. Gilbert Ross papers, 1911-1975. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Levy, Edith Jones. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1979-1982. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. As the crow flies / Charles Wakefield Cadman. University of Michigan
referencedIn Louis Krasner Papers, 1949-1988, 1971-1973 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. The Frederick and Rose Plaut papers, 1907-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Weigl, Karl, 1881-1949. The Karl Weigl Papers. 1894-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1175. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. v. Radhuber–Tibbett; 1899-1977. Includes a letter, dated 1899, from Camille Saint-Saëns to an unidentified woman, and a letter to Pamela Main dated 1977.ff. 199. 295 x 224mm.includes:f. 1 Sir Aynsl..., 1899-1977 British Library
referencedIn Bodanzky, Artur, 1877-1939. Jakob Klein presentation album, 1926-1931. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Correspondence, 1872-1964. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Little Orchestra Society. Concert recordings collection [sound recording], 1947-1957. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gilbert Ross Papers, 1911-1975 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Strassburg's notes, correspondence and miscellaneous ephemera relating to the career of violinist, Joseph Szigeti. University of Florida
referencedIn Rolland, Paul. Papers, 1943-1978. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Little Orchestra Society concert recordings collection [sound recording], 1947-1957 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
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associatedWith Aalborg. person
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associatedWith Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. person
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associatedWith Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. person
associatedWith Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. person
associatedWith Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946. person
associatedWith Cameron, Norman, Miss, person
associatedWith Chausson, Ernest, 1855-1899. person
associatedWith Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 person
associatedWith Eckermann, Otto, person
associatedWith Enwall. person
associatedWith Frederick and Rose Plaut person
associatedWith Harris, Roy, 1898-1979. person
associatedWith Heineman, Dannie N., 1872-1962, person
associatedWith Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949 person
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
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associatedWith Leonard Burkat person
associatedWith Levy, Edith Jones. person
associatedWith Little Orchestra Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. person
associatedWith Müller, René. person
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associatedWith Netherlands. person
associatedWith Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840. person
associatedWith Pfeiffer, John, 1920- person
associatedWith Plaut, Frederick, 1907-1985. person
correspondedWith Rolland, Paul. person
associatedWith Ross, Gilbert, 1903- person
associatedWith Ross, Gilbert, 1903-1993. person
associatedWith Ruthström, Julius, 1877-1944. person
associatedWith Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964 person
associatedWith Schnabel, Artur, 1882-1951. person
associatedWith Schnéevoigt, Georg, 1872-1947. person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Wallenstein, Alfred. person
associatedWith Warlock, Peter, 1894-1930. person
associatedWith Weigl, Karl, 1881-1949. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Westminster, Middlesex
United States
Subject
Gavottes
Sonatas (Violin and piano)
Symphonies
Concertos (Violin)
Rondos (violin)
Radio programs--musical
Violin music
Violin and piano music
Violin with orchestra
Occupation
Performer
Function

Person

Birth 1892-09-05

Death 1973-02-19

Americans

English

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