Yehudi Menuhin in Paris - 1926

from Unfinished Journey, page 70:

I recall the day he sat at an old upright piano and hammering, crooning, whistling the various parts, evoked Tristan und Isolde more dramatically than an operatic company – without score, for Wagner too had been committed to memory. No single feat, however, made a greater impression on me than one performed during a lesson. Maurice Ravel suddenly burst into our midst, the ink still drying on a piano-and-violin sonata which he had brought along. It seemed his publishers, Durand, wished to hear it immediately (in those days publishers did not accept anybody’s work unheard, not even …   more >>
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 70. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Georges Enesco's feats of musical memory: Ravel Sonata for violin and piano and Wagner 'Tristan und Isolde'
written by Maurice Ravel, Richard Wagner
performed by Georges Enesco, Maurice Ravel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1926
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:25:35 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:35:16 +0000