Yehudi Menuhin in New York City - mid 20th Century

from Unfinished Journey, page 172:

I could never imagine as a musician that any other part could in fact intensify and reveal more profoundly and clearly the message and sincerity of a musical score. Yet I must confess that when I saw Balanchine’s choreography to Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra there was not a quaver nor a rhythmic inflection nor an emotional, intellectual, or humorous communication which was not elucidated in the dances. The pace and tension of even the slowest pieces were conveyed in a remarkable sense of weight, of gravity, of continuity, of length of line and precision of timing. I saw a …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 172. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409777357035 accessed: 20 May, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting
1916-1999

Listening to

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Capriccio
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by New York City Ballet

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:49:17 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:30:33 +0000