Yehudi Menuhin in San Francisco - 1921

from Unfinished Journey, page 29:

Of the many reasons I have to hold Persinger in loving remembrance, none is greater than his setting high my sights from the beginning. At our first lesson I was told to play some little thing and was advised on this and that, but these preliminaries speedily dispatched, Persinger invited Imma and me to sit down, took up his violin, and announced he would play for us. With admirable intuition, this man who made no profession of teaching little children chose not to stun us with pyrotechnics, but to exalt us with one of the noblest works ever written, the Adagio from Bach’s Sonata in G Minor …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 29. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: San Francisco


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Adagio from Bach Solo Sonata for violin in G minor
written by Bach
performed by Louis Persinger

Experience Information

Date/Time 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:27:28 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:39:52 +0000