Yehudi Menuhin in Bath - the 1970's

from Unfinished Journey, page 362:

One evening after a concert given by that Soviet rarity the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the section leaders and I settled down for some informal music, including Schubert’s Quintet in C Major; and astonishingly these young players who were drilled beyond belief, who played with a perfection which was fantastic, proved untrained to sight-read.
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 362. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Bath


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Schubert’s Quintet in C Major (sight-reading)
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


From Menuhin's reflections on the differences between Russian and British musical training and mentality.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:39:57 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:16:22 +0000