US Servicemen in Aleutian Islands - 1945

from Unfinished Journey, pages 154-155:

For the troops stationed there life was not tragic or even dangerous, natural hazards apart, for the Japanese had been expelled from the westernmost islands some months earlier; but it was miserable. Marooned on empty rocks, they found in the remoteness, dampness, boredom, new levels and subtleties of feeling, and music had space to spread itself in their minds; and particularly in hospital. The man in hospital who has strength to think and feel at all feels unaccustomed emotions waken in his heart. In this tender, passive, softened mood, the most unexpected people are sensitive to the most …   more >>
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 154-155. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Aleutian Islands


US Servicemen
WW2 servicemen

Listening to

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Menuhin performs a concert for injured servicemen on the Aleutian islands
written by Pugnani-Kreisler, Bach
performed by Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1945
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:39:32 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:31:51 +0000