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YEHUDI MENUHIN

Born in New York on 22 April 1916, Yehudi Menuhin died in Berlin on 12 March 1999. Between those dates he metamorphosed from the child of obscure Russian immigrants into Baron Menuhin of Stoke d’Abernon, perhaps the best-known musician in the world and a sort of international statesman. He was brought up initially in San Francisco and, after two years of lessons with Siegmund Anker, began studies with Persinger in 1923. Two years later he gave his first full solo recital. Then, in 1926, came his New York début, his concerto début in San Francisco and his first trip to Europe, where he studied in Paris with Enescu apart from two summers in Basel with Adolf Busch. From 1931 the family, who lived off Yehudi’s earnings, established their home near Paris, and the following year the boy recorded Elgar’s Violin Concerto under the composer’s direction. He started playing sonatas with his sister Hephzibah in 1933, recorded a Mozart work with her that September and—having made further visits to the studios in the meantime—first appeared with her in public at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, on 13 October 1934. After a world tour in 1935 he took an eighteen-month sabbatical and then entered on a disastrous first marriage: his parents had not prepared him for real life. Many wartime concerts and a 1945 tour of the German death camps with Benjamin Britten were followed by a successful second marriage and a career lived in the limelight. In due course he took up conducting, making numerous recordings in that rôle, and although he never had much time available for teaching, he founded schools in England and Switzerland. The public, nevertheless, continued to associate him with the violin, even when he had given up playing it, and much of Menuhin’s later life was spent trying to reconcile his increasing musical mastery with his diminishing control over his instrument.


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Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF STRING PLAYERS Naxos Educational
8.558081-84
Chamber Music
BACH, J.S. / ENESCU / PIZZETTI: Violin Sonatas (Menuhin) (1929, 1936, 1938) Naxos Historical
8.111127
Chamber Music, Instrumental
BACH, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas (Menuhin) (1934-1935) Naxos Historical
8.110918
Instrumental
BACH, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas (Menuhin) (1934-1944) Naxos Historical
8.110964
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
BACH, J.S.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Menuhin) (1932-1936) Naxos Historical
8.110965
Concertos, Instrumental
BARTOK, B.: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Violin Sonata No. 1 (Menuhin) (1947, 1953) Naxos Historical
8.111336
Concertos, Chamber Music
BEETHOVEN / FRANCK / LEKEU: Violin Sonatas (Menuhin) (1936-1940) Naxos Historical
8.110989
Chamber Music
BEETHOVEN: Sonatas / SCHUBERT: Rondo (Menuhin) (1934-1938) Naxos Historical
8.110775
Chamber Music
BRAHMS / SCHUMANN: Violin Sonatas (Menuhin) (1934-1940) Naxos Historical
8.110771
Chamber Music
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto / WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll (Furtwangler, Comm. Recordings 1940-50, Vol. 6) Naxos Historical
8.110999
Concertos
CLASSIC ARCHIVE: Ensembles (SD NTSC on Blu-ray) Ideale Audience
3073994
Classical Concert
CLASSIC ARCHIVE: Yehudi Menuhin (NTSC) EuroArts
2054619
Classical Concert
DVORAK / SCHUMANN: Violin Concertos (Menuhin) (1936, 1938) Naxos Historical
8.110966
Concertos
GREAT VIOLINISTS Naxos Historical
8.110980-81
Concertos, Instrumental
KARAJAN, Herbert von: In Rehearsal and Performance - MOZART, W.A.: Violin Concerto No. 5 / DVORAK, A.: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" (Blu-ray) C Major
704104
Classical Documentary
KARAJAN, Herbert von: In Rehearsal and Performance - MOZART, W.A.: Violin Concerto No. 5 / DVORAK, A.: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" (NTSC) C Major
704008
Classical Documentary
LISTEN WITH YOUR EYES - Sampler 2005-2006 (NTSC) EuroArts
2020058
Samplers
LISTEN WITH YOUR EYES - Sampler 2007 (NTSC) EuroArts
2020078
Samplers
LISTEN WITH YOUR EYES - Sampler 2007 (US version) (NTSC) EuroArts
2020076
Samplers
MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH: Violin Concertos (Menuhin) (1951-1952) Naxos Historical
8.110991
Concertos
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto / LALO: Symphonie espagnole (Menuhin) (1933, 1938) Naxos Historical
8.110967
Orchestral, Concertos
MENUHIN PLAYS MENDELSSOHN (NTSC) EuroArts
2054618
Classical Concert
MOZART / BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonatas (Menuhin) (1929-1947) Naxos Historical
8.110988
Chamber Music
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 / BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto (Furtwangler, Comm. Recordings 1940-50, Vol. 3) Naxos Historical
8.110996
Concertos
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 / PAGANINI: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Menuhin) (1934-1952) Naxos Historical
8.111135
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos
PAGANINI: Violin Concerto No. 1 / SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto (Menuhin) (1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80041
Concertos

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