Yehudi Menuhin in New York City - mid 20th Century

from Unfinished Journey, page 215:

I recall an occasion in New York where Princess Cantacuzène received just such a reduced, diluted circle and Enesco played for them. Although by this time he was severely stooped, his performance of the Geistertrio had a size and vitality of spirit that matched Beethoven’s. It demonstrated a very important mystery of violin playing – that vision can overcome technical disability. The number of violinists who play beautifully with faulty left hands is legion, but because they have something to convey they find ways to convey it. That was not Enesco’s case, of course: he exemplified the …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 215. accessed: 20 February, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Georges Enesco's performances in later life performed by Georges Enesco

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:36:22 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:28:46 +0000