Paris Opéra audience et al. in Palais Garnier - 1945

from Unfinished Journey, page 177:

The reopening of the Opéra, the first chance of playing the Marsellaise since mid-1940, raised the occasion to a national, to an almost mystic significance. I don’t know who was the more thoroughly affected, the audience or myself and the other musicians on stage: it seemed our hearts would break together for gladness.
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 177. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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La Marseillaise
written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
performed by Orchestra at the Paris Opéra, Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

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


At the reopening of the Paris Opéra, after the Nazi occupation.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:53:19 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:30:10 +0000