From my first association with the International Music Council of Unesco Alain Daniélou’s brilliant mind and warm heart have always tried to make us undestandable to each other. Seeking out the elusive and often hidden cultural links which bind us and our divergent cultures into one humanity, it is he perhaps more than anyone else who, with his gift of rapturous belief and eager communication, has provided many of the insights which bring us together. If music to-day is recognised as a universal blessing and a universal discipline, it is in no small measure due to Alain Daniélou lifetime of dedication to sounds and to the people who make them.
Date: October 1st, 1981
Source: Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Budapest