Béla Bartók in New York City - 26 November, 1944
from Béla Bartók Letters, page 342:
I have another new work: a sonata for violin alone, written in Asheville for Menuhin. He played it in his New York recital on Nov. 26., it was a wonderful performance. It has 4 movements, and lasts ca. 20 minutes. I was afraid it was too long; imagine: listen[ing] to a single violin during 20 minutes. But it was quite all right, at least for me.
Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 342. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450125258820 accessed: 12 August, 2022
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Bartok's Sonata for Solo Violin
written by Béla Bartók
|performed by Yehudi Menuhin|
|Date/Time||26 November, 1944|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|
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