Yehudi Menuhin in San Francisco

from Unfinished Journey, page 38:

These years of my becoming acquainted with the violin were of course punctuated – as earlier years had been – with frequent attendance at concerts to hear the great musicians of the day. No visiting virtuoso, certainly no violinist, could pass through San Francisco unmarked by my adoring observation, and as far as possible, what I heard in the concert hall was rerun on our wind-up Gramophone at home to serve as ideal models for my own attempts. The swarthy Carichiarto apart, the first visiting soloist to impress me, almost as much by his swaying stance as by his wonderfully voluptuous …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 38. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: San Francisco


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Visiting concert violinists in San Francisco performed by Carichiarto, Mischa Elman

Experience Information

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


The exact identity of the violinist named as 'Carichiarto' is unclear.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:57:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:37:18 +0000