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Yehudi Menuhin – The Menuhin Century – 7 CD box

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Yehudi Menuhin – The Menuhin Century – 7 CD box – Live performances and Festival Recordings (Warner)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Niccolò Paganini, Pablo de Sarasate, …
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin, Eugene Istomin, Pablo Casals, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, …
Conductor: Georg Schnéevoigt, Gary Bertini, Edmond de Stoutz, István Kertész, …
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Friends of Music Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, …
Number of Discs: 7
Recorded in: Stereo

Notes and Editorial Reviews
CDs 1-2 – Carnegie Hall, 2 December 1940. The first concert ever recorded by Yehudi Menuhin: Bach E major Concerto, BWV 1042, Brahms Concerto, and Paganini Concerto No.1. Complemented by a rare document: Londonderry Air and Sarasate’s Romanza andaluza, recorded live in the US in the 1940s.

CDs 3-4 – 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, K376 with Horszowski; the Schumann Trio with Horszowski and Casals (1955-1956).

CD5 – The concerto Menuhin commissioned from the Hungarian-Israeli composer Ödön Pártos, recorded in Israel, and Bach’s Concerto, BWV 1052R, not otherwise available in Menuhin’s discography, recorded at the Ascona Festival in 1972.

CD6 – A BBC recording, made in 1968 in Edinburgh, of the Britten Concerto (a work new to Menuhin’s discography) with the London Symphony Orchestra and István Kertész.

CD7 – Appearing for the first time on CD: recordings made at Menuhin’s festival in bath of works by Stravinsky, Hindemith, Bartók, Corelli, and Tippett. Read less
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Georg Schnéevoigt
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Friends of Music Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany
2. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Georg Schnéevoigt
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Friends of Music Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Austria
3. Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Georg Schnéevoigt
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Friends of Music Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1817; Italy
4. Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 1st movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany
5. Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 2nd movement, Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany
6. Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Romanza andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879
7. Londonderry Air by Traditional
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
8. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Eugene Istomin (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Pablo Casals (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854/1889; Germany
9. Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Eugene Istomin (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Pablo Casals (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880-1882; Austria
10. Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 101 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Eugene Istomin (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Pablo Casals (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Austria
11. Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 80 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Pablo Casals (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847; Germany
12. Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 376 (374d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria
13. Concerto for Violin by Odon Partos
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Gary Bertini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
14. Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Edmond de Stoutz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany
15. Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 15 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939/1958; England
16. Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Maurice Gendron (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1920-1922; France
17. Variations on “I Palpiti”, Op. 13 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Marcel Gazelle (Piano)
18. Myths (3), Op. 30: no 3, Dryades et Pan by Karol Szymanowski
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Marcel Gazelle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915; Poland
19. Concerto for String Orchestra in D major by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946; USA
20. Pieces (5) for String Orchestra, Op. 44 No. 4 by Paul Hindemith
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
21. Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113 by Béla Bartók
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939; Budapest, Hungary
22. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 2 in F major by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer: Derek Simpson (Cello), Robert Masters (Violin)
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy
23. Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli by Michael Tippett
Performer: Derek Simpson (Cello), Robert Masters (Violin)
Conductor: Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1953; England

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