Yehudi Menuhin in Moscow - 1971

from Unfinished Journey, page 360:

After the visit to the director’s office demanded by protocol, I was taken without much further ado to hear the children play. What I saw was the end product of the teaching in various stages of finish, but not the teaching itself. Perhaps from pride in achievement, perhaps from a certain caginess, the authorities were reluctant to let me eavesdrop on a class at work, and instead produced a range of pupils from seven years old up. I was tremendously impressed by the quality of real performance shared by all these neatly turned out, eager, healthy children. Even the youngest, playing …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 360. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Moscow


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

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Listening to children play at the Moscow Central School of Music performed by Russian child musicians

Experience Information

Date/Time 1971
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:36:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:16:52 +0000