From contemporaneous reviews
“Siena has treated us royally. In many ways it is the most delightful of the places yet chosen for the annual Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, and every one enjoyed the week with its hospitality, its sight-seeing, and its occasional public outbursts of uncontrolled dislike.”
— Hubert J. Foss, “The Siena Festival of Modern Music,”
The Musical Times, Vol. 69, No. 1028 (Oct. 1, 1928), p. 936.
“This year’s program in my opinion was infinitely superior to that of 1927 in Frankfurt. Fewer works of small dimensions, more well-known composers, and an improvement in the general arrangement made this session more appealing and interesting than the preceding one. The rank of the performers was of a high order. Seldom has the music in a festival been so well presented.”
— Alfredo Casella: “Siena’s Festival,” Modern Music, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Nov-Dec 1928), p. 36.