Wallowing in Pessimism

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November 24, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comments Off on Wallowing in Pessimism 

By Lionel Rolfe

It’s been nearly 20 years since my fateful meeting with Yehudi Menuhin in the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. In case you don’t remember the name, Yehudi was one of the two greatest violinists of the 20th century, the other being Jascha Heifetz. Yehudi was also regarded as the greatest musical prodigy since Mozart. He began his career in San Francisco in the ’20s, in brilliant performances as a youngster of six, immediately drawing international acclaim. He was also my uncle. Read more