Yehudi Menuhin - between early 20th Century and mid 20th Century

from Unfinished Journey, page 302:

I recall noting as a child that even a less than first-rate French orchestra could invariably do justice to Mozart, whereas all but the best German orchestras punished his delicacy with a heavy hand, a comparison which taught me that Mozart could be appreciated only in a chivalrous tradition. Thibaud’s Mozart was without rival in my young days. Acquaintance with Kreisler did not blunt the worshipping regard of my youth, but rather the reverse; he remained for me the player who above all others spoke the music, as if each piece was a poem recited to the beloved.
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 302. accessed: 28 February, 2024


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

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Menuhin considers elegance and musicianship
written by Mozart
performed by French orchestras, German orchestras, Fritz Kreisler, Jacques Thibaud

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Date/Time between early 20th Century and mid 20th Century

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:00:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:22:47 +0000