South African boys at Diepkloof et al. in Johannesburg - 1950

from Unfinished Journey, page 242:

When Diana, Marcel Gazelle and I arrived at Johannesburg early that year, I had just read Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton and wished to tell him how much his book had moved me. I telephoned him in his school at Diepkloof, asked if I could be of any use, and was invited to play for the boys. On the stoep, as a veranda is called in those parts, stood an old broken-down piano, which Marcel did his best with, while ranged in lines in the sunshine, the boys squatted on their haunches. We played a very light piece, which they seemed to enjoy, then exchanged roles to listen to the children’s…   more >>
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 242. accessed: 19 December, 2018

location of experience: Johannesburg


Listening to

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Christian hymns performed by South African schoolboys
Light music for violin and piano performed by Marcel Gazelle, Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:37:47 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:27:30 +0000