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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409780443543 accessed: 21 August, 2018

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location of experience: Provence

Listeners

Yehudi Menuhin
Conducting, Violinist
1916-1999

Listening to

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Pablo Casals Mass
written by Pau Casals
performed by Pau Casals

Experience Information

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

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