Yehudi Menuhin in Atlantic Ocean - mid 20th Century

from Unfinished Journey, page 353:

A musician playing back a recorded “take” is in much this position of frank astonishment and threatened disgust. “Did I really do that?” he asks himself until repetition teaches him an outsider’s dispassionate judgement. Occasionally – very occasionally – his performance surpasses his memory of it. One on a transatlantic liner’s public address system I heard the Beethoven Concerto played as I would dearly have loved to have played it, only to discover that the recording was one I had made with Furtwängler in 1947.
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 353. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Atlantic Ocean


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Menuhin's impression of his own recorded performance of the Beethoven violin concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Wilhelm Furtwängler, Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:31:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:17:42 +0000