Yehudi Menuhin in San Francisco

from Unfinished Journey, page 57:

[…] the most important was the idea that one day I would work with Georges Enesco. He came to San Francisco when I was seven or eight, to conduct his own symphony and play the Brahms Concerto, and before a note was sounded he had me in thrall. His countenance, his stance, his wonderful mane of black hair – everything about him proclaimed the free man, the man who is strong with the freedom of gypsies, of spontaneity, of creative genius, of fire. And the music he then began to play had an incandescence surpassing anything in my experience.
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 57. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: San Francisco


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Brahms violin concerto
written by Brahms
performed by Georges Enesco
Enesco Symphony
written by Georges Enesco
performed by Georges Enesco

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:13:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:35:59 +0000