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MENUHIN PLAYS MENDELSSOHN (NTSC)


Yehudi Menuhin plays Mendelssohn + Encores

Yehudi Menuhin (violin) · Adolph Baller (piano)
Symphony Orchestra of Hollywood
Antal Dorati
- conductor

Recorded at Charlie Chaplin Studios, Hollywood, 1947

Picture Format: NTSC · 4:3 fullscreen
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0
Language (hours): English, German, French
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 91 mins · 44 mins (Performance) + 47 mins Bonus ("A Violinist in Hollywood" and "On the Encores")

Cat. No: 2054618

  • "Concert Magic", which premiered in San Francisco in 1947, was the first motion picture concert in film history ("Concert Magic" Item No. 2054158)
  • In addition, many short films were made to fill the space between the traditional "double features". They were also often used as encores when enthusiastic audiences demanded them. Among these encores is an especially valuable rarity, the violin concerto of Felix Mendelssohn. The length (ca. 25 minutes) prevented it from inclusion in the film
  • This footage shows Menuhin’s very first recorded performance of the violin concerto + other encores. Even music specialists are unaware of the existence of this previously unreleased material!
    Bonus: “A Violinist in Hollywood + On the Encores” – Yehudi Menuhin in conversation with Humphrey Burton
  • Exactly 50 years after the creation of the film, 1997, Yehudi Menuhin and Humphrey Burton (director of a number of Leonard Bernstein concerts and an expert on and biographer of Menuhin) view the film in front of cameras
  • Menuhin comments on his playing technique, speaks about the origin of the film and reminisces about events which transpired at the time of the film. His reactions and comments about the pieces are very personal

“As far as I know nothing like “Concert Magic” has ever appeared on the screen before - Yet nothing could be at once simpler and more sensational.” Saturday Night, March 1949 -- Sueddeutsche Zeitung

“Camera angles and lighting perpetuate interest to the eye where ordinarily the only sustained interest would be to the ear.” -- Variety, October 1948

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Composer(s):
Bazzini, Antonio; Brahms, Johannes; Mendelssohn, Felix; Sarasate, Pablo de

Arranger(s):
Joachim, Joseph

Conductor(s):
Dorati, Antal

Orchestra(s):
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Baller, Adolph; Dorati, Antal; Menuhin, Yehudi

Label: EuroArts

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 2054618

Barcode: 880242546180

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Physical Release: 10/2005

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