MENUHIN, YEHUDI. (1916-1999). American concert violinist and conductor renowned for his technical virtuosity and as a champion of diverse musical and humanitarian causes. Lengthy TLS. (“Yehudi Menuhin”). On two sheets with several minor holograph corrections. 2pp. 4to. Montana-Vermala, September 3, 1946. To director PAUL GORDON (?-?).
“Our good and mutual friend, Mr. Kantorowitz, sent me your letter of August 24th written as you were about to sail. I am very sorry that you interpreted my telegram as an indication of change of mind or heart. On the contrary, I felt that my serious and critical response to the script and the proposition would convey more than anything else ‘my honest intentions’. I have never been in the habit of soliciting any offer and therefore I did not know quite how to frame the message which you would have wished.