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The Very Best Of Yehudi Menuhin

Menuhin,Yehudi
Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 94812   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnCamille Saint-SaënsNiccolò PaganiniJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinPaul CockerRonnie VerrellAlan Clare,   ... 
Conductor:  Wilhelm FurtwänglerSir Eugene GoossensAlberto EredeRudolf Kempe,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64: 1st movement, Allegro molto appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 12 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Eugene Goossens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1957 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6: 3rd movement, Allegro spirituoso by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1817 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77: 3rd movement, Allegro giocoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Venue:  Grunewaldkirche, Berlin 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5.
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:  Alberto Erede
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61: 2nd movement, Andante by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 12 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Paul Cocker (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8.
Girl Crazy: Embraceable you by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ronnie Verrell (Drums), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Alan Clare (Piano),
Stéphane Grappelli (Violin)
Conductor:  Max Harris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
9.
Lady, be Good: Oh, lady, be good! by George Gershwin
Performer:  Stéphane Grappelli (Violin), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Alan Clare (Piano),
Tony Crombie (Drums)
Conductor:  Max Harris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
11.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
12.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Act 2 - Pas d'action by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Efrem Kurtz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/14/1961 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Ferras (Violin), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1959 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish": 3rd movement, Rondeau by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
17.
Légende for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; St. Petersburg, Russ 
Date of Recording: 02/24/1964 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26: 2nd movement, Adagio by Max Bruch
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/12/1956 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
19.
Coppélia: Pas de deux by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Irving
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64 (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro molto appassionato - Cadenza - Tempo I - Presto
Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. [Allegro]
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26 (1997 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor, Op.28 (2000 Digital Remaster)
Romances (1992 Digital Remaster): F, Op.50 (c1798)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op.6 (1987 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro spiritoso)
Swan Lake, Op.20 (1990 Digital Remaster), No.13 Danses des cygnes, Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (Act II): Danses des cygnes, No.5 (Act II)
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K.216 (cadenzas by Franko) (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio (cadenza by Franko)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61: III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza - Tempo I (Cadenza by Kreisler)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, Op.7 (1987 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo ('La campanella')
Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op.61 (1985 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297 'L'inverno/Winter' (Op.8 No. 4): I. Allegro non molto
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297 'L'inverno/Winter' (Op.8 No. 4): II. Largo
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297 'L'inverno/Winter' (Op.8 No. 4): III. Allegro
Double Violin Cocnerto in D Minor, BWV 1043 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo ma non tanto
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K.219 'Turkish' (cadenzas by Menuhin) (1990 Digital Remaster): III. Rondeau (Tempo di menuetto - Allegro)
Légende, Op.17 (1991 Digital Remaster)
Sylvia (1997 Digital Remaster): Pas de deux
Embraceable You (1988 Digital Remaster)
Oh, lady, be good! (1988 Digital Remaster)

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