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Yehudi: The Art of Menuhin


Release Date: 04/08/2016 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 554924  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiGiovanni Battista ViottiLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinPaul CockerHephzibah MenuhinLouis Kentner,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto LysyWilhelm FurtwänglerEfrem KurtzSir Adrian Boult,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival OrchestraRobert Masters Chamber OrchestraCamerata Lysy,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Now I know there is a God in heaven!”, exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard the young Yehudi Menuhin play the violin. Not only was Menuhin an extraordinary musician, he lived through – and helped to shape – a momentous period in history. The Warner Classics catalog contains 70 years’ worth of his recordings and this 3-CD collection, Yehudi: The Art of Menuhin, provides a fascinating perspective on his achievements: Menuhin was a man of ideals who changed the world through music. “Now I know there is a God in heaven!”, exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard the young Yehudi Menuhin play the violin. Not only was Menuhin an extraordinary musician, he lived through – and helped to shape – a momentous period in history. The Warner Classics catalog contains 70 years’ worth of his recordings and this 3-CD collection, Yehudi: The Art of Menuhin, provides a fascinating perspective on his achievements: Menuhin was a man of ideals who changed the world through music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Robert Masters Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Robert Masters Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate": 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Paul Cocker (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 22 in A minor, G 97: 2nd movement, Adagio by Giovanni Battista Viotti
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792-1797; Italy 
5.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 1st movement, Allegro molto appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
7.
Concerto for Violin in D minor: 3rd movement, Allegro by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Germany 
8.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35: Canzonetta: Andante by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
9.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 3rd movement, Allegro giocoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
10.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella": 3rd movement, Rondo à la clochette by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826 
11.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": 3rd movement, Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108: 3rd movement, Un poco presto e con sentimento by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Louis Kentner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
14.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99: 2nd movement, Andante un poco mosso by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maurice Gendron (Cello), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1828; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 526: II. Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Austria 
16.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005: 4th movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
17.
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016: Adagio ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Ambrose Gauntlett (Bass Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Germany 
18.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8: 2nd movement, Allegro-Quasi lento-Allegro by César Franck
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
19.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 15: Scherzo by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ernst Wallfisch (Viola), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Jeremy Menuhin (Piano),
Maurice Gendron (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876-1879; France 
20.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Jeremy Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
21.
Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Hungary 
22.
L'arte del violino, Op. 3: Concerto no 12 in D major "Il Laberinto Armonico" - Caprice no 23 by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; Italy 
23.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 12 in D minor "La Follia" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700; Rome, Italy 
24.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
26.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
27.
Coppélia: Ballade de l'épi by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
28.
Sylvia: Pas de deux by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; France 
29.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
30.
Old Viennese Dances (3) by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
31.
Andante con Variazione for Violin and Harp in F major by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Nicanor Zabaleta (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1820; Italy 
32.
Prabhati by Ravi Shankar
Performer:  Nodu Mullick (Sitar), Ravi Shankar (Sitar), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin),
Alla Rakha (Tabla), Amiya DasGupta (Sitar)
Period: 20th Century 
33.
Viva Vivaldi by Max Harris
Performer:  Pierre Michelot (Double Bass), Stéphane Grappelli (Violin), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin),
Laurie Holloway (Piano), Ronnie Verrell (Drums)
34.
Air on a Shoestring by Max Harris
Performer:  Pierre Michelot (Double Bass), Stéphane Grappelli (Violin), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin),
Laurie Holloway (Piano), Ronnie Verrell (Drums)

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