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Jed Distler, December 2001

"Those who claim that Yehudi Menuhin's violin playing reached its technical apogee during his teens will get no argument from these quarters. His Bach recordings particularly substantiate this observation, and it's no surprise that these performances have been reissued countless times...The result is that Menuhin's tone appears rounder and warmer, more blended within the orchestral fabric."

Paul Driver
Penguin Guide, October 2001

"Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined."

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