Hepzibah Menuhin in Metropolitan Opera House (39th St) - 1938

from Unfinished Journey, page 110:

[Hepzibah Menuhin in a letter to Yehudi Menuhin, reflecting on their experiences playing duo:] “I remember one Mozart Sonata at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, 1938,” wrote Hepzibah, “and it went so beautifully, of its own accord, that we were both quite thrilled with it. In fact, just at the coda I was listening so spellbound that I forgot to play, and only came in, a split second late, by a tremendously shocked effort of will. We both laughed at this, and then very much enjoyed the after-concert crowding of well-wishers, because we felt we had for once deserved their …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 110. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409776218603 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Metropolitan Opera House (39th St)


Hepzibah Menuhin
Human rights campaigner, Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Mozart Sonata for violin and piano
written by Mozart
performed by Hepzibah Menuhin, Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1938
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:30:18 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:32:57 +0000