Yehudi Menuhin in Provence - in the middle of 1947

from Unfinished Journey, pages 229-230:

Casals was in his seventy-first year, revered for his refusal to capitulate to Franco not only by fellow Catalans but by exiles and patriots from every region of Spain. […] He had been through not exactly desperate, but hard, cold, hungry, anxious days, collecting twigs and debris to keep himself warm; once he was picked up by the SS and questioned and in the end released. He spoke about these hardships and adventures, then sat at the piano and, with tears on his cheeks, played us excerpts from his Mass.
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 229-230. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Provence


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Pablo Casals Mass
written by Pablo Casals
performed by Pablo Casals

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:40:43 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:28:12 +0000