Yehudi Menuhin in Paris - 1926

from Unfinished Journey, page 71:

A lesson was an inspiration, not a stage reached in a course of instruction. It was the making of music, much as if I were his orchestra, playing under his direction, or his apprentice-soloist and he both conductor and orchestra, for while he accompanied me at the piano he also sang the different voices of the score. There were few interruptions. Sometimes he took up his own violin to illustrate a point of, say, vibrato or glissando; very, very rarely would he give me a dissertation on violin theory, for the circumstances of both our lives short-circuited the clumsy locutions of speech. Having…   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 71. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Enesco's playing in lessons performed by Georges Enesco

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 18:28:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:34:43 +0000