Yehudi Menuhin in Puerto Rico - the 1950's

from Unfinished Journey, page 234:

In default of documentary evidence that Bach had Hungarian blood, Casals would play Bach’s improvisational preludes in such a manner as to persuade one that a cymbalom accompaniment, changing harmonies every so often, was intended. Casals did not play the piano well, but well enough for his purposes, which were more prayerful than self-glorifying. Every morning at the piano he made his reacquaintance with Bach: the revent daily launching of a supremely dedicated life.
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 234. accessed: 21 August, 2018

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location of experience: Puerto Rico


Yehudi Menuhin
Conducting, Violinist

Listening to

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Bach in improvisational 'Hungarian' style at home
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Pau Casals

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:42:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:27:50 +0000