Yehudi Menuhin in Moscow - November, 1945

from Unfinished Journey, page 187:

My greatest pleasure, of course, was to make contact with Soviet musicians – nonetheless my colleagues for the belated beginning of our acquaintance – some of whom I was repeatedly to meet again, wither in Moscow or the West. I had misconceptions to correct and findings to establish: the classicism of a Russian interpretation of Tchaikovsky was a welcome surprise after some of the unleashed Tchaikovskys of my experience; the excellence of Russian musical training duly impressed me.
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 187. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Moscow


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Russian interpretations of Tchaikovsky
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Soviet musicians

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:28:16 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:29:54 +0000