Menuhin, Yehudi

The Menuhin Century: Live Performances and Festival Recordings

CD (Number of discs: 7)
1 Apr 2016

Barcode: 0825646777044

Other participants: Pablo Casals, Malcolm Arnold, Robert Masters, Mieczysław Horszowski, Bath Festival Orchestra, The Menuhin Festival Orchestra

As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916. Live Performances and Festival Recordings captures Menuhin in action in the concert hall and in collaboration with two orchestras he founded, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra and the Bath Festival Orchestra.


CD1-2
Carnegie Hall, 2 December 1940. The first concert ever recorded by Yehudi Menuhin: Bach E major Concerto BWV1042, Brahms Concerto and Paganini Concerto No. 1. Complemented by a rare document: Londonderry Air and Sarasate’s Andaluza, recorded live in the US in the 1940’s.

CD3-4
Les riches heures du festival de Prades, established by Pablo Casals. The complete Brahms trios with Istomin and Casals (this CD is new to the Menuhin discography); Mozart’s Violin Sonata, K.376 with Horszowski; the Schumann trio with Horszowski and Casals (1955-1956).

CD5
Rare live documents: Ödön Pártos’s concerto recorded in Israel, and Malcolm Arnold conducting his own Concerto for Two Violins, with Robert Masters on the second violin part. CD6-7
Menuhin at his own festivals, including the Bath Festival. Rare recordings of Purcell, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Bartók

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Bach, JS: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: I. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
02 Bach, JS: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: II. Adagio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
03 Bach, JS: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: III. Allegro assai  - Yehudi Menuhin 
04 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo (Cadenza by Enescu)  - Yehudi Menuhin 
05 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: II. Adagio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
06 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto (Cadenza by Enescu)  - Yehudi Menuhin 
Disc 2 
01 Yehudi Menuhin in his own words: "Paganini était l'objet d'une grande prédilection..." (Speech in French)  - Yehudi Menuhin 
02 Yehudi Menuhin in his own words: "Paganini was a great favourite of Enescu..." (Speech in English)  - Yehudi Menuhin 
03 Yehudi Menuhin in his own words: "Enescu bewunterte in Paganini..." (Speech in German)  - Yehudi Menuhin 
04 Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza by Sauret)  - Yehudi Menuhin 
05 Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6: II. Adagio espressivo  - Yehudi Menuhin 
06 Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6: III. Rondo - Allegro spiritoso  - Yehudi Menuhin 
07 Bach, JS: Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
08 Bach, JS: Sonata for Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: II. Fuga - Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
09 Sarasate: 8 Danzas españolas: No. 3 Romanza andaluza, Op. 22 No. 1  - Yehudi Menuhin 
10 Traditional / Arr Kreisler: Londonderry Air  - Yehudi Menuhin 
Disc 3 
01 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major Op. 8: I. Allegro con brio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
02 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major Op. 8: II. Scherzo - Allegro molto  - Yehudi Menuhin 
03 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major Op. 8: III. Adagio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
04 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major Op. 8: IV. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
05 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: I. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
06 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: II. Andante con moto  - Yehudi Menuhin 
07 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: III. Scherzo - Presto  - Yehudi Menuhin 
08 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87: IV. Allegro giocoso  - Yehudi Menuhin 
Disc 4 
01 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: I. Allegro energico  - Yehudi Menuhin 
02 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: II. Presto non assai  - Yehudi Menuhin 
03 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: III. Andante grazioso - Trio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
04 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101: IV. Finale - Allegro molto  - Yehudi Menuhin 
05 Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: I. Sehr lebhaft  - Yehudi Menuhin 
06 Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: II. Mit innigem Ausdruck - Lebhaft  - Yehudi Menuhin 
07 Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: III. In mässiger Bewegung  - Yehudi Menuhin 
08 Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: IV. Nicht zu rasch  - Yehudi Menuhin 
09 Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 24 in F Major, K. 376: I. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
10 Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 24 in F Major, K. 376: II. Andante  - Yehudi Menuhin 
11 Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 24 in F Major, K. 376: III. Rondo - Allegretto grazioso  - Yehudi Menuhin 
Disc 5 
01 Pártos: Violin Concerto: I. Andante moderato  - Yehudi Menuhin 
02 Pártos: Violin Concerto: II. Allegro molto vivace con brio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
03 Pártos: Violin Concerto: III. Lento appassionato  - Yehudi Menuhin 
04 Bach, JS: Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052R: I. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
05 Bach, JS: Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052R: II. Adagio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
06 Bach, JS: Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052R: III. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
Disc 6 
01 Britten: Violin Concerto, Op. 15: I. Moderato con moto  - Yehudi Menuhin 
02 Britten: Violin Concerto, Op. 15: II. Vivace - Cadenza - Attaca  - Yehudi Menuhin 
03 Britten: Violin Concerto, Op. 15: III. Passacaglia - Andante lento (un poco meno mosso)  - Yehudi Menuhin 
04 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello, M. 73: I. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
05 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello, M. 73: II. Très vif  - Yehudi Menuhin 
06 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello, M. 73: III. Lent  - Yehudi Menuhin 
07 Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello, M. 73: IV. Vif, avec entrain  - Yehudi Menuhin 
08 Paganini: Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op. 13: Introduzione - Larghetto  - Yehudi Menuhin 
09 Paganini: Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op. 13: Tema - Andantino  - Yehudi Menuhin 
10 Paganini: Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op. 13: Variation 1  - Yehudi Menuhin 
11 Paganini: Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op. 13: Variation 2 - Un poco lento  - Yehudi Menuhin 
12 Paganini: Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op. 13: Variation 3 - Quasi Presto  - Yehudi Menuhin 
13 Szymanowski: Mythes, Op. 30: III. Dryades et Pan  - Yehudi Menuhin 
Disc 7 
01 Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra in D Major: I. Vivace  - Yehudi Menuhin 
02 Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra in D Major: II. Arioso - Andantino  - Yehudi Menuhin 
03 Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra in D Major: III. Rondo - Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
04 Hindemith: 5 Pieces for String Orchestra, Op. 44 No. 4: I. Langsam  - Yehudi Menuhin 
05 Hindemith: 5 Pieces for String Orchestra, Op. 44 No. 4: II. Langsam  - Yehudi Menuhin 
06 Hindemith: 5 Pieces for String Orchestra, Op. 44 No. 4: III. Lebhaft  - Yehudi Menuhin 
07 Hindemith: 5 Pieces for String Orchestra, Op. 44 No. 4: IV. Sehr langsam  - Yehudi Menuhin 
08 Hindemith: 5 Pieces for String Orchestra, Op. 44 No. 4: V. Lebhaft  - Yehudi Menuhin 
09 Bartók: Divertimento, Sz. 113: I. Allegro non troppo  - Yehudi Menuhin 
10 Bartók: Divertimento, Sz. 113: II. Molto adagio  - Yehudi Menuhin 
11 Bartók: Divertimento, Sz. 113: III. Allegro assai  - Yehudi Menuhin 
12 Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6 No. 2: I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro - Largo andante  - Yehudi Menuhin 
13 Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6 No. 2: II. Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
14 Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6 No. 2: III. Grave - Andante largo - Allegro  - Yehudi Menuhin 
15 Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli  - Yehudi Menuhin 


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