Yehudi Menuhin in Paris

from Unfinished Journey, pages 314-315:

When I was first in Paris, in 1926-1927, I attended a concert by the Capet Quartet, whose devotion to correctness led them to play without vibrato. To play without vibrato is an excellent check upon one’s intonation and useful therefore in testing an ensemble’s accuracy, but so intolerable did my ears find it in performance that I left the hall (I have regretted my slight ever since: the Capet Quartet were superb musicians from whom I could have learned much).
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 314-315. accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Capet Quartet performing without vibrato performed by Capet Quartet

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:13:02 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:19:52 +0000