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place Germany
is_reported_in With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge
time 1910
agent Joseph Szigeti
has_evidence_text I seem to have been inclined, from those early days, to associate confining and regimenting factors with German territory; circumstances somehow led me to this association of ideas. The mental discomfort I felt in the lovely and so characteristically Lorraine town of Metz, when I played there under a German municipal Musikdirektor around 1910, was indefinable but persistent. The German garrison just did not seem to belong; the typical red architecture of the post office or railroad station or high school ��� the so-called ���Wilhelm II��� style ��� was a jarring note in the town, as were the stance of the monocle officers and the attitude of their wives. Although the music we played bridged the gulf between Lorrainers and Prussians ��� as good music will always and everywhere ��� the set-up of the concert association did not seem to stem from the soil of the place, but gave one the uneasy feeling of being grafted on; one had the vague and suspicious thought that music was being used for purposes of ���peaceful penetration.���
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initial_graph claims
pages 166-167
Approved 2016-01-11T17:38:10.000Z
Submitted 2015-06-02T17:14:35.000Z
Type Experience