Menuhin - Violin Concerto No. 2 - AA 8021 - Coloured LP Record
Yehudi Menuhin, Baron
Menuhin, OM KBE (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born
violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain.
He is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.
He played the Soil Stradivarius, considered one of the finest violins made by
Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari.Yehudi Menuhin was born in New York City
to a family of Lithuanian Jews. Through his father Moshe, a former rabbinical
student and anti-Zionist,he was descended from a distinguished rabbinical
dynasty. In late 1919, Moshe and his wife Marutha (née Sher) became American
citizens, and changed the family name from Mnuchin to Menuhin. Menuhin's
sisters were concert pianist and human rights activist Hephzibah, and
pianist, painter and poet Yaltah.
Menuhin's first violin
instruction was at age four by Sigmund Anker (1891–1958); his parents had
wanted Louis Persinger to teach him, but Persinger refused. Menuhin displayed
exceptional musical talent at an early age. His first public appearance, when
he was seven years old, was as solo violinist with the San Francisco Symphony
Orchestra in 1923. Persinger then agreed to teach him and accompanied him on
the piano for his first few solo recordings in 1928–29.
Yehudi Menuhin - Violin
Concerto No. 2 - AA 8021
Antal Dorati, New
Philharmonia Orchestra, Nell Gotkovsky
& Yehudi Menuhin