Yehudi Menuhin - in the middle of 1932

from Unfinished Journey, page 109:

Such a way was his [Enesco’s] sending me, in 1932, I think, to the Salzburg Festival. Mozart’s music, he said, was essentially a music of syllable and gesture; when I saw it presented dramatically and could visualize the situation behind each phrase, I would understand that even his orchestra and chamber works were built on human drama and would play (or mime) it very much better. Enesco’s word having the force of law in our house, Aba and I set off for Salzburg, traveling by car, a circumstance which gave our mission the jolly gloss of an escapade. Once in Salzburg we had a marvellous …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 109. accessed: 22 June, 2024


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Masses and Mozart operas in Salzburg
written by Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:40:58 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:33:35 +0000