Yehudi Menuhin in San Francisco - the 1960's

from Unfinished Journey, pages 303-304:

I remember my disappointment one day in the 1960s when some young violinists played for me in San Francisco. Among them was a black youth who predictably carried himself with lanky flexibility. I awaited revelations; but, violin in hand, he was as awkward and stiff as his white counterparts. In contrast, many of the Asian players now infiltrating our concert halls demonstrate a body - mind coordination that is halfway to technical mastery.

cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 303-304. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: San Francisco


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:03:46 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:22:24 +0000