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He was a driven communicator. And he never sidled, he surged. All his life long there were books, articles, speeches, feverish phone calls and frequent letters to the press.
He liked to button-hole presidents, princes and politicians and tell them passionately, urgently, what needed to be done. Sometimes what he wanted to say got lost in the rush of feeling. But then Menuhin spoke and wrote as he played - spontaneously.
He valued emotion over accuracy and vision over pedantry. Yehudi was profligate - in words - as in everything else and he knew only one speed: full steam ahead.