Yehudi Menuhin - mid 20th Century

from Unfinished Journey, page 261:

I was introduced to Grappelli through his recordings, which so impressed me that a few years ago I persuaded him to play with me. Again, my part was prepared in advance (by Max Harris, an excellent musician), but in our recording sessions Grappelli never repeated himself; each “take” he played differently, as the inspiration of the moment suggested. He is a man I envy almost as much as I love him, who off the cuff can use any theme to express any nuance – wistfulness, brilliance, aggression, scorn – with a speed and accuracy that stretch credulity.
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 261. accessed: 21 August, 2018

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Yehudi Menuhin
Conducting, Violinist

Listening to

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Yehudi Menuhin and Stéphane Grappelli play Jazz
written by Max Harris, Stéphane Grappelli
performed by Yehudi Menuhin, Stéphane Grappelli

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:50:40 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:24:20 +0000