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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564678274

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 92

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin, viola)
Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Pablo Casals (cello)
Maurice Gendron (cello)
Stephane Grappelli (violin)
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano)
Eugene Istomin (piano)
Louis Kentner (piano)
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Jeremy Menuhin (piano)
Gerald Moore (piano)
David Oistrakh (violin)
Igor Oistrakh (violin)
Victoria Postnikova (piano)
Ravi Shankar (sitar)
Ernst Wallfisch (viola)
Nicanor Zabaleta (harp)
Bath Festival Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
London Symphony Orchestra
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Yehudi Menuhin
John Barbirolli
Pierre Boulez
Adrian Boult
Antal Dorati
George Enescu
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Rudolf Kempe
Istvan Kertesz
Efrem Kurtz
Kurt Masur
Pierre Monteux
Charles Munch
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
William Walton

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin, viola)
Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Pablo Casals (cello)
Maurice Gendron (cello)
Stephane Grappelli (violin)
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano)
Eugene Istomin (piano)
Louis Kentner (piano)
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Jeremy Menuhin (piano)
Gerald Moore (piano)
David Oistrakh (violin)
Igor Oistrakh (violin)
Victoria Postnikova (piano)
Ravi Shankar (sitar)
Ernst Wallfisch (viola)
Nicanor Zabaleta (harp)
Bath Festival Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
London Symphony Orchestra
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Yehudi Menuhin
John Barbirolli
Pierre Boulez
Adrian Boult
Antal Dorati
George Enescu
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Rudolf Kempe
Istvan Kertesz
Efrem Kurtz
Kurt Masur
Pierre Monteux
Charles Munch
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
William Walton

About

Luxuriously and elegantly packaged, The Menuhin Century includes a hardback book of over 250 pages, with text in English, French and German; over 30 of those pages are devoted to photographs, many never before published. The book is built around a substantial and fascinating biographical essay, Passion Menuhin, written by Bruno Monsaingeon and based on 30 years’ worth of conversations with Menuhin, brought alive by the great violinist’s own words.

The five CD boxes in The Menuhin Century are also available separately:

1. Unpublished Recordings and Rarities (22 CDs)
2. The Historic Recordings (18 CDs)
3. Live Performances and Festival Recordings (7CDs)
4. Complete Recordings with Hephzibah Menuhin (20 CDs)
5. The Virtuoso & his Landmark Recordings (13 CDs)
6. Menuhin on film 1947-1997 (11 DVDs)


As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a citizen of the world, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century marks the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April.

Comprising a total of 80 CDs across five themed boxes, 11 DVDs and a hardback book, The Menuhin Century draws on the unequalled 70-year relationship between the violinist and the record company HMV/EMI. That collaboration produced a total of some 300 discs, which are now part of Warner Classics’ unrivalled catalogue.

While The Menuhin Century is impressively extensive, spanning the years 1929 to 1998, it does not aim for completeness; rather, its particular focus is on the violinist’s landmark interpretations and on recordings never before released, or appearing for the first time on CD. About a third of the CDs in The Menuhin Century comprise rare or unreleased recordings, so the set offers a thrilling voyage of discovery both to Menuhin aficionados and to music-lovers experiencing his artistry for the first time.

The Menuhin Century has been curated in close collaboration with Bruno Monsaingeon, a film-maker, violinist and close friend of Menuhin, who directed several of the documentaries that appear on the DVDs in the set. Monsaingeon is also the author of the eloquent and insightful text of the lavishly illustrated hardback book, running to over 250 pages, which complements the CDs and DVDs (though previously available in French, the book appears in English and German for the first time exclusively as part of The Menuhin Century).

"It is immensely exciting that Warner Classics are marking my late father's hundredth year with such a splendid tribute as 'The Menuhin Century' says Zamira Menuhin-Benthall, Menuhin's daughter and Life Patron of the Menuhin Competition. “I am specially pleased that it is curated by the great film-maker Bruno Monsaingeon, who was probably Yehudi's closest personal friend. His book Passion Menuhin: The album of a life is an intimate portrait, and no-one has written more eloquently of Yehudi's distinctive sound, explaining as a fellow-violinist how it was achieved."

Yehudi Menuhin was born in New York, but spent much of his life in Europe and died in 1999 in Berlin, where he was due to conduct a concert. It was in Berlin 70 years earlier, in 1929, that Albert Einstein – himself an accomplished violinist – heard the young Menuhin play and exclaimed: “Now I know there is a God in heaven!” Menuhin is acknowledged as one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, an interpreter of phenomenal understanding and spirituality. He commanded a huge and varied repertoire, including numerous works dedicated to him by contemporary composers.

Beyond that, he was a visionary and a man of action who sought to achieve change through music. Embodying the phrase ‘a citizen of the world’, he became an educator and a humanitarian of significant influence, with a special interest in such issues as human rights and the environment. As he wrote in his autobiography, “I am constantly thinking of ways and means to improve, alleviate, protect, guide and inspire in practical terms,” and as Gramophone magazine wrote after his death: “Menuhin the violinist has entered legend, spanning an era through his recording with the composer of the Elgar Violin Concerto, but it was Menuhin the man who seemed even more to have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions.”

His legacy to the world includes a number of charities he founded in the fields of music and the arts. In 1963 he established the Menuhin School (in Surrey, south of London), which exists “to provide the environment and tuition for musically gifted children from all over the world to pursue their love of music”. Its alumni include the violinists Nigel Kennedy, Alina Ibragimova, Nicola Benedetti and Tasmin Little. In 1977 he established the International Menuhin Music Academy for young graduate string players in Gstaad, Switzerland.

As an artist with an open and creative mind, Menuhin was a pioneer of ‘crossover’ music-making in the purest sense of the word, transcending genres and cultures by performing and recording with the jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli and the sitar-player Ravi Shankar. Both these artists feature in the The Menuhin Century and Shankar’s classic album with Menuhin West meets East will be available on vinyl for the first time since it was released in 1967.

BOX 1: Unpublished Recordings and Rarities

Focusing on material completely new to the catalogue, or new to CD, Unpublished Recordings and Rarities spans more than five decades, and includes Menuhin's first European recordings, made in 1929.

CD1: 1929–1931

Yehudi Menuhin in his own words
1. J’avais 12 ans et j’étais déjà un vétéran du violon... 0.24
2. I was already a veteran violinist of 12... 0.21
3. Als ich im Alte von 12 Jahren... 0.26

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1675–1750
Sonata No.3 in C, BWV 1005
4. I Adagio 5.56
5. II Fuga 9.16
6. III Largo 4.11
7. IV Allegro assai 3.32
Recorded: 13.XI.1929, Studio C, Queen’s Small Hall, London
Producer: Fred Gaisberg • Balance engineers: Edward Fowler & J.H. Ellis
Cc 18165/70 • HMV DB1368/70 • P 1932

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Violin Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1
8. I Allegro con brio 6.26
9. II Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto 7.26
10. III Rondo: Allegro 5.06
Recorded: 13.XI.1929, Studio C, Queen’s Small Hall, London
Producer: Fred Gaisberg • Balance engineers: Arthur Clarke, Edward Fowler & J.H. Ellis
Cc 18160/64 • HMV DB1365/7 • P 1932

PIERRE ALEXANDRE MONSIGNY 1729–1817
11. Rigaudon from Aline, Reine de Golconde (arr. Franko) 2.27
Recorded: 11.XII.1930, Studio C, Queen’s Small Hall, London
Bb 20556 • HMV DA1196 • P 1931

ARCANGELO CORELLI 1653–1713
12. Sonata in D minor, Op.5 No.12 “La Folia” 8.06
Recorded: 11.XII.1930, Studio A, Hayes, Middlesex
Producer: Fred Gaisberg • Balance engineer: William Dickson
Bb 20556 • HMV DA1196 • P 1931

MAX BRUCH 1838–1920
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.26
13. I Allegro moderato 7.34
14. II Adagio 8.11
15. III Finale: Allegro energico 6.44
Recorded: 25.XI.1931, Queen’s Hall, London
Producer: Fred Gaisberg
2B 2022/27 • HMV DB1611/3 • P 1932

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hubert Giesen, piano (8–12) • London Symphony Orchestra/Landon Ronald (13–15)

CD2: 1932–1936


GIUSEPPE TARTINI 1692–1770
Sonata in G minor “Devil’s Trill” (arr. Kreisler)
1. I Larghetto affetuoso 3.48
2. II Allegro energico 2.38
3. III Grave – Allegro assai 5.31
4. IV Cadenza – Adagio 2.13
Recorded: 20.V.1932, Salle Chopin, Paris
2L 313/315 • HMV DB1786/7 • P 1936

CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862–1918
5. Préludes, Book 1 No.12: Minstrels (arr. Hartmann) 2.10
Recorded: 23.V.1932, Salle Chopin, Paris
0L325 • HMV DA1280 • P 1933

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
6. Ave Maria, D839 (arr. Wilhelmj) 4.51
HENRYK WIENIAWSKI 1835–1880
7. Scherzo Tarantelle in G minor, Op.16 4.23
Recorded: 23.V.1932, Salle Chopin, Paris
2L 322/3 • HMV DA1788 • P 1942

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1797–1828
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
8. III Andante 4.32
Recorded: 23.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
2LA 856 • HMV DB1738 • P 1936

Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
9. I Adagio 4.18
10. II Fuga: Allegro 4.52
11. III Siciliano 3.18
12. IV Presto 3.43
Recorded: 24.VI.1933, Salle Pleyel, Paris
2PG884/6 • HMV DB2007/8 • P 1934

OTTOKAR NOVÁČEK 1866–1900
13. Perpetuum mobile, Op.5 No.4 2.28
Recorded: 19.V.1934, Salle Pleyel, Paris
2PG 1601 • HMV DB2283 • P 1934

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841–1904
14. Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op.55 No.4 (arr. Persinger) 2.38
15. Negro spiritual melody from Symphony No.9 (arr. Kreisler) 3.49
Recorded: 21.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
2LA 791/0LA 786 • HMV DB2856 / HMV DA1499 • P 1936
16. Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72 No.2 (arr. Kreisler) 4.00
Recorded: 22.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
2LA 926 • HMV DB2922 • P 1940

MAURICE RAVEL 1875–1937
Deux Mélodies hébraïques
17. No. 1: Kaddisch (arr. Garban) 4.01
Recorded: 22.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Publisher: Durand
2LA 928 • HMV DB2873 • P 1936

FRITZ KREISLER 1875–1962
18. Caprice viennois, Op.2 3.26
Recorded: 22.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Publisher: Schott Music
0LA 924 • HMV DA1506 • P 1936

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
19. Die Ruinen von Athen, Op.113: Marcia alla turca (arr. Auer) 2.10
Recorded: 21.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
0LA 844 • HMV DA1494 • P 1938
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly (1–8, 14–19); George Deakin (9–13)

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Artur Balsam, piano (1–7) • Marcel Gazelle, piano (14–19)
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris/Pierre Monteux (13)

CD3: 1938–1945

PIETRO LOCATELLI 1695–1764
1. Caprice No.23 in D “Harmonious Labyrinth” (arr. David) 3.13
Recorded: 21.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
0EA 6151 • HMV DA1636 • P 1942

ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810–1856
2. Romance in A, Op.94 No.2 (arr. Kreisler) 4.16
Recorded: 21.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA 6146 • HMV DB3438 • P 1938

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 1685–1759
Sonata in E, Op.1 No.15, HWV 373
3. I Adagio 2.42 5 III Largo 1.55
4. II Allegro 2.05 6 IV Allegro 2.23
Recorded: 14.III.1939, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA 7657/58 • HMV DB3816 • P 1940
Sonata in D, Op.1 No.13, HWV 371
7. I Affettuoso 4.08 9 III Larghetto 3.17
8. II Allegro 3.10 10 IV Allegro 4.24
Recorded: 25 & 30.IX.1944, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA 10289/92 • HMV DB6175/6 • P 1944

CYRIL SCOTT 1879–1970
11. Danse nègre, Op.58 No.5 (arr. Kramer) 1.57

JOAQUÍN NIN 1879–1949
12. Cantos españoles, No.18: Andaluza (arr. Kochański) 1.29
Recorded: 14.III.1939, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publishers: Novello & Co Ltd. (Scott); Max Eschig (Nin)
0EA 7662 • HMV DA1685 • P 1939

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Suite No.3, BWV 1068
13. II Air 3.31
Recorded: 6.IV.1943, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA 9986 • HMV DB6156 • P 1943
Partita No.3 in E, BWV 1006
14. I Preludio 3.43
Recorded: 6.IV.1943, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA 9989 • HMV DB6156 • P 1943

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841–1904
15. Negro spiritual melody from Symphony No.9 (arr. Kreisler) 3.53
Recorded: 6.IV.1943, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA 9991 • HMV DB6158 • P 1943

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56 (arr. Székely)
16. I Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance) 1.52
17. II Brâul (Sash Dance) 0.42
18. III Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot) 1.12
19. IV Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum) 1.35
20. V Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka) 0.31
21. VI Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance) 0.52
Recorded: 30.IX.1944, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Universal Edition
2EA 10293/94 • HMV DB6178 • P 1944

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
Introduction & Variations on “Nel cor più non mi sento”, from Paisiello’s La molinara
22. Introduction 1.21
23. Tema: Andante 1.52
24. Variation I: Brillante 1.37
25. Variation II 1.19
26. Variation III: Più lento 1.47
27. Variation IV: Allegro 0.49
28. Variation V 0.56
29. Variation VI: Appassionato 1.20
30. Variation VII: Vivace 1.24
Recorded: 15.VII.1945, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke
0EA 10537/39 • HMV FALP896 • P 1966

PHILIP GREEN 1911–1982
31 Romance on a Theme of Paganini (from the film The Magic Bow) 3.21
Recorded: 15.VII.1945, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Chappell
0EA10535 • HMV DA1861 • P 1946

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Ferguson Webster, piano (1, 2) • Hendrik Endt, piano (3–6, 11, 12) • Marcel Gazelle, piano (7–10, 13, 15–21) • Gerald Moore, piano (31)

CD4: 1947–1950

ÉDOUARD LALO 1823–1892
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21
1. I Allegro non troppo 8.06
2. II Scherzando: Allegro molto 4.02
3. III Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo 5.54
4. IV Andante 6.48
5. IV Rondo: Allegro 7.56
Recorded: 3–4.IV.1947, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris
Producer: David Bicknell • Balance engineer: Douglas Larter
2LA4894/4901 • HMV DB6608/11 • P 1948

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor “La campanella”, Op.7
6. I Allegro maestoso 14.08
7. II Adagio 5.35
8. III Rondo: La campanella 7.50
Recorded: 3.X.1950, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
2EA15080/86 • HMV DB9588/91 • P 1946

9. Caprice in A minor, Op.1 No.5 2.05
Recorded: 7.X.1950, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Basil Lam • Balance engineer: Horace Hack
2EA15097 • Previously unreleased • P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Orchestre des Concerts Colonne/Jean Fournet (1–5) • Philharmonia Orchestra/Anatole Fistoulari (6–8)

CD5: 1952–1953

ERNEST CHAUSSON 1855–1899
1. Poème, Op.25 14.49
Recorded: 15.II.1952, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood
Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2EA 16299/302 • HMV DB9759/60 • P 1952

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
Violin Concerto in D minor
2. I Allegro molto 9.16
3. II Andante non troppo 8.35
4. III Allegro 5.57
Recorded: 1–2.IV.1953, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Basil Lam • Balance engineer: unknown
2XEA 348 • HMV ALP1085 • P 1953

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Adrian Boult (1) • Philharmonia Orchestra/Adrian Boult (2–4)

CD6: 1953–1956

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K219 “Turkish” (Cadenzas: Franko)
1. I Allegro aperto 10.32
2. II Adagio 10.02
3. III Tempo di menuetto – Allegro 9.15
Recorded: 6.I.1954, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2XEA 678 • HMV ALP1281 • P 1955

Violin Sonata in A, K526
4. I Molto allegro 7.12
5. II Andante 7.27
6. III Presto 7.09
Violin Sonata in B flat, K454*
7. I Largo – Allegro 6.10
8. II Andante 8.26
9. III Allegretto 6.54
Recorded: 22.IX.1953 (7–9) & 8.IX.1956 (4–6) Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Peter Andry (7–9) • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling (7–9)
2XEA 1022 • HMV ALP1547 • P 1958
*Sonata K454 was reissued on CD (Les introuvables de Yehudi Menuhin); it is included here nonetheless to preserve the continuity of its original pairing with Sonata K526.

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Philharmonia Orchestra/John Pritchard (1–3) • Louis Kentner, piano (4–9)

CD7: 1956–1958 – BRAHMS Violin Sonatas

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Violin Sonata No.1 in G, Op.78
1. I Vivace ma non troppo 11.11
2. II Adagio 9.08
3. III Allegro molto moderato 8.41
Violin Sonata No.2 in A, Op.100
4. I Allegro amabile 7.59
5. II Andante tranquillo – Vivace di qui andante 6.11
6. III Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante) 5.24
Recorded: 10–11.IX.1956 (1–3); 13.IX.1957 &
23.IV.1958 (4–6), Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2YEA 77/78 • HMV ALP1907, ASD474 • P 1962

Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
7. I Allegro 7.57
8. II Adagio 4.43
9. III Un poco presto e con sentimento 3.00
10. IV Presto agitato 6.05
Recorded: 16.VIII & 17.IX.1957, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2YEA 394 • HMV ASD475 • P 1962

Yehudi Menuhin, violin • Louis Kentner, piano

CD8: Recitals with Gerald Moore - 1947, 1953, 1964

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI 1835–1880
1. Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op.16 4.18
PABLO DE SARASATE 1844–1908
2 Danzas españolas, Op.21 No.2: Habanera 3.52
Recorded: 1.XI.1947, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA12491/2 • HMV DB6704 • P 1948

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
3. Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor (arr. Joachim) 2.03
Recorded: 29.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Previously unreleased • P 2016

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841–1904
4. Songs my Mother Taught Me, Op.55 No.4 (arr. Persinger) 2.16
Recorded: 29.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA17745 • HMV DB21608 • P 1954
5. Negro spiritual melody from Symphony No.9 (arr. Kreisler) 3.45
Recorded: 29.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor LM-1742 • P 1954
6. Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72 No.2 (arr. Kreisler) 3.59
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Previously unreleased • P 2016

FRITZ KREISLER 1875–1962
7. Caprice viennois, Op.2 3.32
Recorded: 29.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
0EA18050 • RCA Victor LM-1742 • P 1954
8. Liebesleid 3.34
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Previously unreleased • P 2016
9. Schön Rosmarin 1.53
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor ERA259 • P 1954
10. Liebesfreud 3.11
Recorded: 1.VII.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Previously unreleased • P 2016

ENRIQUE GRANADOS 1867–1916
11. Danzas españolas, Op.37 No.5: Andaluza (arr. Kreisler) 3.09
Recorded: 29.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor LM-1742 • P 1954

MANUEL DE FALLA 1876–1946
12. Spanish Dance No.1 in A minor from La vida breve (arr. Kreisler) 3.12
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor LHMV-22 • P 1954

FREDERICK DELIUS 1862–1943
13. Serenade from Hassan 2.14
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Previously unreleased • P 2016

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 1685–1759
14. Prayer from Te Deum in D, HWV 283 “Dettingen” (arr. Flesch) 3.37
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor LM-2014 • P 1954
Sonata in D, Op.1 No.13, HWV 371
15. I Affettuoso 3.25
16. II Allegro 3.01
Recorded: 20.IV.1964, Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London
7TEA • HMV 7EP7178 • P 1964

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56 (arr. Székely)
17. I Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance) 1.22
18. II Brâul (Sash Dance) 0.35
19. III Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot) 1.05
20. IV Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum) 1.38
21. V Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka) 0.29
22. VI Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance) 0.46
Recorded: 20.IV.1964, Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London
HMV 7EP7178 • P 1964

Producers: David Bicknell (1, 2), Lawrance Collingwood (3–14), Ronald Kinloch Anderson (15–22)
Balance engineers: Harold Davidson (1, 2), Francis Dillnutt (3–14), Neville Boyling (15–22)
Publishers: Schott Music (Kreisler); Max Eschig (Falla); Boosey & Hawkes (Delius); Universal Edition (Bartók)

Yehudi Menuhin, violin • Gerald Moore, piano

CD9: Recitals with Gerald Moore - 1953, 1956, 1968

JOHANN EVANGELIST BRANDL 1760–1837
1. The old refrain from Der liebe Augustin (arr. Kreisler) 2.44
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
2. Minuet in G (arr. Burmester) 2.38
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor ERA259 • P 1954

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV 1844–1908
3. Flight of the Bumblebee, from The Tale of the Tsar Saltan (arr. Hartmann) 1.13
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor LM-2014 • P 1954

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
4. Ave Maria, D839 (arr. Menuhin) 4.47
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA17746 • HMV DB21608 • P 1954

ARCANGELO CORELLI 1653–1713
5. Violin Sonata in D minor, Op.5 No.12 “La Folia” (arr. Leonard) 7.41
Recorded: 1.VII.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor LHMV-10 • P 1954

PIETRO LOCATELLI 1695–1764
6. Caprice No.23 in D minor “Harmonious Labyrinth” (arr. David) 3.03
Recorded: 1.VII.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
7TEA192 • Previously unreleased • P 2016

PABLO DE SARASATE 1844–1908
7. Danzas españolas, Op.21 No.2: Habanera 3.40
Recorded: 29.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
RCA Victor LM-1742 • P 1954
8. Danzas españolas, Op.22 No.2: Romanza andaluza 4.26
Recorded: 29.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Previously unreleased • P 2016
9. Danzas españolas, Op.21 No.1: Malagueña 4.47
HENRYK WIENIAWSKI 1835–1880
10. Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op.16 4.19
JOAQUÍN NIN 1879–1949
11. Granadina (arr. Kochański) 1.35
OTTOKAR NOVÁČEK 1866–1900
12. Caprice, Op.5 No.2: Perpetuum mobile 2.42
Recorded: 3.X.1956, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Max Eschig (Nin) • HMV 7EB6017 • P 1957

MAURICE RAVEL 1875–1937
13. Deux Mélodies hébraïques, No. 1: Kaddisch (arr. Garban) 4.16
Recorded: 30.VI.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Durand
RCA Victor LHMV-22 • P 1954
14. Pièce en forme de Habanera (arr. Catherine) 2.51
CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862–1918
15. Préludes, Book 1 No.8: La Fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Hartmann) 2.35
Recorded: 30.XII.1968, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc (Ravel)
2YEA 3770 • HMV SAN250 • P 1969

Producers: Lawrance Collingwood (1–8, 13), Peter Andry (9–12), Suvi Raj Grubb (14, 15)
Balance engineers: Francis Dillnutt (1–8, 13), Edward Huntley (9–12), Christopher Parker (14, 15)

Yehudi Menuhin, violin • Gerald Moore, piano

CD10: 1959–1960

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
1. I Allegro moderato 17.54
2. II Canzonetta: Andante 6.38
3. III Finale: Allegro vivacissimo 9.00
Recorded: 17–18.II.1959, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
K0950 • Previously unreleased • P 2016
Editing: Bruno Monsaingeon

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
4. Romance No.1 in G, Op.40 8.02
5. Romance No.2 in F, Op.50 9.24
Recorded: 18.II.1959, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
AB 0071982 • Previously unreleased • P 2016

LÉO DELIBES 1836–1891
6. Ballade de l’épi from Coppélia 2.34
7. Pas de deux from Sylvia* 4.35
Recorded: 29–30.VI.1960
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2YEA668/689 • HMV ASD439 • P 1961
*The Pas de deux was reissued on CD (The Very Best of Yehudi Menuhin); it is included here nonetheless to preserve the continuity of its original pairing with the Ballade de l’épi.

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
Di tanti palpiti, Op.13
8. Introduzione: Larghetto 4.03
9. Tema: Andantino 1.32
10. Variation I 1.19
11. Variation II: Un poco lento 2.15
12. Variation III: Quasi presto 1.22
Recorded: 27.XI.1960 & 24.II.1964, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineers: Christopher Parker & Neville Boyling
2YEA 570 • Previously unreleased • P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Adrian Boult (1–5)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Robert Irving (6–7) • John Pritchard (8–12)

CD11: 1961 – BACH The Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (I)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Sonata No.1 in B minor, BWV 1014
1. I Adagio 4.59
2. II Allegro 3.11
3. III Andante 4.07
4. IV Allegro 3.43
Sonata No.2 in A, BWV 1015
5. I [Andante] 3.34
6. II Allegro 3.33
7. III Andante un poco 3.28
8. IV Presto 3.17
Sonata No.3 in E, BWV 1016
9. I Adagio 6.10
10. II Allegro 3.01
11. III Adagio ma non tanto 5.12
12. IV Allegro 3.48
Recorded: 18–23.IX.1961, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Robert Gooch
2YEA 693/696 • HMV ASD489/90 • P 1962

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
George Malcolm harpsichord • Ambrose Gauntlett, viola da gamba

CD12: 1961 – BACH The Sonatas for violin & harpsichord (II)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Sonata No.4 in C minor, BWV 1017
1. I Siciliano: Largo 5.11
2. II Allegro 4.14
3. III Adagio 4.08
4. IV Allegro 4.21
Sonata No.5 in F, BWV 1018
5. I Largo 9.02
6. II Allegro 3.02
7. III Adagio 4.29
8. IV Vivace 2.28
Sonata No.6 in G, BWV 1019
9. I Allegro 3.50
10. II Largo 2.20
11. III Allegro 2.48
12. IV Adagio 3.24
13. V Allegro 3.20
Recorded: 18–23.IX.1961, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Robert Gooch
2YEA 693/696 • HMVASD 489/90 • P 1962

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
George Malcolm, harpsichord • Ambrose Gauntlett, viola da gamba

CD13: 1963 – SCHUBERT Octet

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
Octet in F, D803
1. I Adagio – Allegro – Più allegro 12.35
2. II Adagio 11.39
3. III Allegro vivace – Trio – Allegro vivace 6.40
4. IV Andante – variations. Un poco più mosso – Più lento 12.23
5. V Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio – Menuetto – Coda 6.02
6. VI Andante molto – Allegro – Andante molto – Allegro molto 9.59
Recorded: 30–31.VIII.1963, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Stuart Eltham
AB 0174776, 81 • Previously unreleased • P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin • Robert Masters, violins
Ernst Wallfish • Maurice Gendron, cellos
Eugene Cruft, double bass • Gervase de Peyer, clarinet
Archie Camden, bassoon • Barry Tuckwell, horn

CD14: 1965–1966

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K478*
1. I Allegro 10.48
2. II Andante 7.29
3. III Rondo: Allegro 7.16
Piano Quartet No.2 in E flat, K493
4. I Allegro 10.17
5. II Larghetto 8.10
6. III Allegretto 8.26
Recorded: 27–28.VII.1966, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA 1131/32 • HMV ASD2319 • P 1967
*Piano Quartet No.1 was reissued on CD (Les Introuvables de Yehudi Menuhin); it is included here nonetheless to preserve the continuity of its original pairing with the Piano Quartet No.2.

Violin Sonata in C, K303
7. II Tempo di minuetto 3.00
Recorded: 23.XII.1965, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2XEA 2917/18 • HMV FALP896 • P 1966

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Walter Gerhardt, viola (1–6) • Gaspar Cassadó, cello (1–6)
Fou Ts’ong, piano (1–6) • Jeremy Menuhin, piano (7)

CD15: 1966–1968

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
String Quintet in C, D956
1. I Allegro ma non troppo 14.43
2. II Adagio 12.50
3. III Scherzo: Presto – Trio: Andante sostenuto 10.47
4. IV Allegretto 9.23
Recorded: 19–20.VII.1968, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Stuart Eltham
AR12551/2 • Previously unreleased • P 2016

String Trio in B flat, D471
5. I Allegro 7.00
Recorded: 17.II.1965, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Christopher Parker
2YEA 1072 • HMV ASD643 • P 1965

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Robert Masters, violin II (1–4)
Walter Gerhardt, viola (1–4) • Cecil Aronowitz, viola (5)
Maurice Gendron, cello (1–4) • Derek Simpson, cello (1–5)

CD16: 1956–1970

GABRIEL FAURÉ 1845–1924
Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15
1. I Allegro molto moderato 10.03
2. II Scherzo: Allegro vivo 5.19
3. III Adagio 7.19
4. IV Allegro molto 8.00
5. Andante in B flat, Op.75* 4.55
6. Berceuse in D, Op.16* 3.41
Recorded: 14–15.V.1970, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA 4158/59 • HMV HQS1245 • P 1971
*The Andante and Berceuse were reissued on CD (Menuhin Edition); they are included here nonetheless to preserve the continuity of their original pairing with the Piano Quartet No.1.

Violin Sonata No.1 in A, Op.13
7. I Allegro molto 6.55

AARON COPLAND 1900–1990
8. Violin Sonata: II Lento 4.55
Recorded: 20.VI.1956, Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Basil Lam • Balance engineer: Horace Hack
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (Copland)
2EA 18802/03/04 • HMV HMS98 & HMV HMS113 • P 1958

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Ernst Wallfisch, viola (1–6) • Maurice Gendron, cello (1–6)
Jeremy Menuhin, piano (1–6) • Marcel Gazelle, piano (7–8)

CD17: 1971–1976

GIOVANNI BATTISTA VIOTTI 1755–1824
Violin Concerto No.16 in E minor, G85
(cadenzas: Menuhin; instrumentation: Mozart)
1. I Adagio non troppo – Allegro 16.30
2. II Adagio 5.25
3. III Rondo: Allegro 8.09
Violin Concerto No.22 in A minor, G97
(cadenzas: Kreisler)
4. I Moderato 11.41
5. II Adagio 7.21
6. III Agitato assai 5.20
Recorded: 20.VI.1974 (4–6), 18.VII.1975 & 20.XII.1976 (1–3), Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Mordler • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA 6024/25 • HMV ASD3492 • P 1978

MAX BRUCH 1838–1920
Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.44
7. I Adagio non troppo 10.20
8. II Recitativo: Allegro moderato – Allegro – Andante sostenuto 4.18
9. III Finale: Allegro molto 10.16
Recorded: 17–18 & 20–21.XII.1971, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Michael Gray
2YEA 4528 • HMV ASD2852 • P 1973

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Menuhin Festival Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin (1–6) • London Symphony Orchestra/Adrian Boult (7–9)

CD18: 1978–1979 - CORELLI 12 Sonatas, Op.5 (I)

ARCANGELO CORELLI 1653–1713
12 Sonatas, Op.5 for violin & continuo (real. Donington)
Sonata No.1 in D*
1. I Grave – Allegro – Largo 4.23
2. II Allegro 2.32
3. III Allegro 1.15
4. IV Adagio 3.40
5. V Allegro 1.24
Sonata No.2 in B flat
6. I Grave 2.50
7. II Allegro 2.15
8. III Vivace 1.37
9. IV Adagio 2.45
10. V Vivace 1.05
Sonata No.3 in C
11. I Adagio 3.02
12. II Allegro 1.58
13. III Adagio 3.50
14. IV Allegro 1.10
15. V Allegro 1.45
Sonata No.4 in F
16. I Adagio 2.07
17. II Allegro 2.17
18. III Vivace 1.23
19. IV Adagio 2.31
20. V Allegro 1.41
Sonata No.5 in G minor*
21. I Adagio 2.04
22. II Vivace 1.44
23. III Adagio 3.05
24. IV Vivace 1.23
25. V Giga: Allegro 2.08
Sonata No.6 in A
26. I Grave 3.00
27. II Allegro 2.12
28. III Allegro 1.10
29. IV Adagio 2.45
30. V Allegro 1.59

Recorded: 9–10.XI.1978 & 11–12.VII.1979, Abbey Road Studios, London
Producer: John Fraser • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA 6938/41 • EMI 2C 167-03767/8 • P 1980
*Sonatas Nos. 1 & 5 were reissued on CD (Menuhin: The Great Recordings); they are included here nonetheless to preserve the continuity of their original pairing with the rest of the Opus 5 sonatas.

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
George Malcolm, harpsichord • Robert Donington, viola da gamba

CD19: 1978–1979 - CORELLI 12 Sonatas, Op.5 (II)

ARCANGELO CORELLI 1653–1713
12 Sonatas, Op.5 for violin & continuo (real. Donington)
Sonata No.7 in D minor
1. I Preludio (Vivace) 1.54
2. II Corrente (Allegro) 2.41
3. III Sarabanda (Largo) 2.26
4. IV Giga (Allegro) 2.32
Sonata No.8 in E minor
5. I Preludio (Largo) 5.18
6. II Allemanda (Allegro) 2.05
7. III Sarabanda (Largo) 4.19
8. IV Giga (Allegro) 1.57
Sonata No.9 in A
9. I Preludio (Largo) 2.28
10. II Giga (Allegro) 2.05
11. III Adagio 1.01
12. IV Tempo di gavotta (Allegro) 1.34
Sonata No.10 in F
13. I Preludio (Adagio) 1.34
14. II Allemanda (Allegro) 1.36
15. III Sarabanda (Largo) 1.55
16. IV Gavotta (Allegro) 1.02
17. V Giga (Allegro) 2.13
Sonata No.11 in E
18. I Preludio (Adagio) 1.32
19. II Allegro 1.58
20. III Adagio 1.18
21. IV Vivace 1.47
22. V Gavotta (Allegro) 0.42
23. Sonata No.12 in D minor “La Folia”* 13.11

Recorded: 9–10.XI.1978 & 11–12.VII.1979, Abbey Road Studios, London
Producer: John Fraser • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA 6938/41 • EMI 2C 167-03767/8 • P 1980
*Sonata No.12 was reissued on CD (Menuhin: The Great Recordings); it is included here nonetheless to preserve the continuity of its original pairing with the rest of the Opus 5 sonatas.

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
George Malcolm, harpsichord • Robert Donington, viola da gamba

CD20: 1980 – BRAHMS The Viola Sonatas

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Viola Sonata in F minor, Op.120 No.1
1. I Allegro appassionato 7.16
2. II Andante un poco adagio 4.58
3. III Allegretto grazioso 4.05
4. IV Vivace 5.10
Viola Sonata in E Flat, Op.120 No.2
5. I Allegro amabile 8.05
6. II Allegro appassionato 5.16
7. III Andante con moto – Allegro 6.58

Recorded: 18–19.VI.1980, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Fraser • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA 7208/09 • HMV ASD4039 • P 1981

Yehudi Menuhin, viola • Louis Kentner, piano

CD21: 1980 - Violin and harp recital

FRANCESCO POLLINI 1763–1846
Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.33
1. I Allegro 5.38
2. II Romance 3.24
3. III Rondo: allegro 3.25

LUDWIG SPOHR 1784–1859
Violin Sonata in C minor
4. I Adagio – Allegro vivace 7.57
5. II Andante 6.51

FRANÇOIS ADRIEN BOIELDIEU 1775–1834
Sonata for violin and harp in E flat
6. I Allegro 5.33
7. II Andantino con variazioni 6.36

NICOLAI VON WILM 1834–1911
8. Duo for violin and harp, Op.156 10.33

GIOACHINO ROSSINI 1792–1868
9. Andante con variazioni in F for violin and harp 4.10

Recorded: 27–29.X.1980, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Fraser • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2DEA 7558/59 • HMV ASD4074 • P 1982

Yehudi Menuhin, violin • Nicanor Zabaleta, harp

CD22: 1983

JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR 1697–1764
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.7 No.1
1. I Allegro 3.27
2. II Aria 5.53
3. III Vivace 4.06
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.7 No.5
4. I Allegro 4.58
5. II Largo 4.01
6. III Allegro assai 4.35

GIUSEPPE TARTINI 1692–1770
Violin Concerto in D, D36
7. I Allegro 6.02
8. II Larghetto 3.29
9. III Allegro 5.03
Violin Concerto in C, D12
10. I Allegro 5.57
11. II Andante – Larghetto 3.43
12. III Allegro assai 6.39

Recorded: 31.V & 1.VI.1983, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Fraser • Sound engineer: Stuart Eltham
14 3644 1 T A/B • HMV ASD143644-1 • P 1984

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Polish Chamber Orchestra/Jerzy Maksymiuk

BOX 2: The Historic Recordings

The Historic Recordings includes Menuhin's collaborations with such figures as Sir Edward Elgar, Wilhelm Furtwängler, George Enescu, Sir John Barbirolli, Charles Munch and David Oistrakh (all Menuhin's official recordings with Furtwängler and all the recordings he made with his teacher Enescu are included). It also features recordings made in Moscow in the landmark year of 1945. In addition, The Historic Recordings is home to ‘Menuhin the Inspirer’ – the works written for him by the great composers of his time, such as Béla Bartók, William Walton and Frank Martin.

CD1: ELGAR

EDWARD ELGAR 1857–1934
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
1. I Allegro 17.24
2. II Andante 13.01
3. III Allegro molto – 10.12
4. Cadenza (accompagnata: Lento) – Allegro molto 9.10
Recorded: 14–15.VII.1932, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg
2B2968/78 • HMV DB1751/6 • P 1932

5. La Capricieuse, Op.17 3.53
Recorded: 1.XI.1947, Abbey Road, London
Producer: David Bicknell • Balance engineer: Harold Davidson
2EA 12493 1/2 • Previously unreleased • P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
London Symphony Orchestra/Edward Elgar (1–4)
Gerald Moore, piano (5)

CD2: BACH

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
1. I Adagio 4.23
2. II Fuga: Allegro 5.11
3. III Siciliano 3.01
4. IV Presto 3.53
Recorded: 19.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2PG 883/86 • HMV DB2007/08 • P 1936

Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
5. I Allemande 4.32
6. II Double 4.17
7. III Courante 3.34
8. IV Double: Presto 3.41
9. V Sarabande 3.47
10. VI Double 3.16
11. VII Tempo di Bourrée 3.17
12. VIII Double 3.08
Recorded: 19.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA761/8 • HMV DB2816/9 • P 1989

Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
13. I Allemande 3.50
14. II Courante 2.45
15. III Sarabande 4.33
16. IV Giga 3.15
17. V Chaconne 14.35
Recorded: 23.V.1934, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2PG1622/9 • HMV DB2287/90 • P 1935

Yehudi Menuhin, violin

CD3: BACH

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
1. I Grave 4.29
2. II Fuga 7.36
3. III Andante 4.39
4. IV Allegro 4.17
Recorded: 19.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA853/7 • HMV DB2824/6 • P 1989

Sonata No.3 in C, BWV 1005
5. I Adagio 4.45
6. II Fuga 10.14
7. III Largo 4.23
8. IV Allegro assai 3.48
Recorded: 14 & 23.VI.1934, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineers: Georges Cailly & George W. Deakin
2PG1608/13 • HMV DB2284/6 • P 1937

Partita No.3 in E, BWV 1006
9. I Preludio 3.50
10. II Loure 3.49
11. III Gavotte en Rondeau 3.00
12. IV Menuett I 1.38
13. V Menuett II 2.25
14. VI Bourrée 1.35
15. VII Gigue 1.59
Recorded: 19.XII.1935 & 3.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA859/63 • HMV DB2829/31 • P 1989

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
16. I Allegro 4.15
17. II Andante 7.24
18. III Allegro assai 4.37
Recorded: 21.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineers: George W. Deakin & Georges Cailly
2LA915/8 • HMV DB2911/2 • P 1937

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris/George Enescu (16–18)

CD4: Complete Recordings with Enescu (I)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042
1. I Allegro 8.17
2. II Adagio 6.56
3. III Allegro assai 2.57
Recorded: 21.IV.1933, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2PG859/63 • HMV DB2003/5 • P 1934

Yehudi Menuhin in his own words
4. Le double concerto de Bach avec Enesco 0.23
5. The Bach Concerto for two violins with Enescu 0.19
6. Das Doppelkonzert für zwei Violinen mit Enescu 0.26

Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
7. I Vivace 4.05
8. II Largo ma non tanto 6.31
9. III Allegro 4.58
Recorded: 4.VI.1932, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2L370/3 • HMV DB1718/9 • P 1933

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841–1904
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
10. I Allegro ma non troppo 9.50
11. II Adagio non troppo 9.34
12. III Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo 10.45
Recorded: 26 & 28.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA935/8, 947/9 • HMV DB2838/41 • P 1937

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
13. Caprice in G minor, Op.1 No.6 (arr. Enescu) 3.59
Recorded: 21.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA919 • HMV DB2841 • P 1936

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI 1835–1880
14. Légende, Op.17 7.17
Recorded: 2.V.1938, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA2473/4 • HMV DB3653 • P 1939

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
George Enescu, violin (7–9) • piano (13)
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris/George Enescu (1–3) • Pierre Monteux (7–9)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/George Enescu (10–12)
Orchestre des Concerts Colonne/George Enescu (14)

CD5: Complete Recordings with Enescu (II)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K216 (Cadenzas: Franko)
1. I Allegro 8.23
2. II Adagio 8.20
3. III Rondo: Allegro – Andante – Allegretto 7.05
Recorded: 9.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2LA773/8 • HMV DB2729/31 • P 1936

Violin Concerto in D, K271a (Cadenzas: Enescu)
4. I Allegro maestoso 10.44
5. II Andante 7.57
6. III Allegro 7.47
Recorded: 4.VI.1932, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2L374/80 • HMV DB1735/8 • P 1932

Violin Concerto in D, K294a “Adelaide” (Cadenzas: Hindemith)
7. I Allegro 8.21
8. II Adagio 9.48
9. III Allegro 4.38
Recorded: 18–19.V.1934, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineers: George W. Deakin & Georges Cailly
2PG1602/7 • HMV DB2268/70 • P 1935

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris/George Enescu (1–6) • Pierre Monteux (7–9)

CD6: Complete Recordings with Enescu (III)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
1. I Allegro molto appassionato 11.37
2. II Andante 8.05
3. III Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace 6.13
Recorded: 2.V.1938, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA 2455/62 • HMV DB3555/8 • P 1938

EDOUARD LALO 1823–1892
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21
4. I Allegro non troppo 7.23
5. II Scherzando: Allegro molto 4.04
6. III Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo 6.08
7. IV Andante 7.07
8. V Rondo: Allegro 7.44
Recorded: 20.VI.1933, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Balance engineer: George Deakin
2PG847/54 • HMV DB1999/2002 • P 1934

ERNEST CHAUSSON 1855–1899
9. Poème, Op.25 15.27
Recorded: 20–21.VI.1933, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2PG855/8 • HMV DB1961/2 • P 1934

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Orchestre des Concerts Colonne/George Enescu (1–3)
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris/George Enescu (4–9)

CD7: Liberation of Paris Concert, 1944

ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810–1856
Violin Concerto in D minor
1. I In kräftigem, nicht zu schnellem Tempo 12.36
2. II Langsam 5.53
3. III Lebhaft doch nicht schnell 8.55
Recorded: 9.II.1938, Carnegie Hall, New York
Producer: Charles O’Connell
CS 018860/66 • HMV DB3435/8 • P 1938
First recording of the Schumann Concerto from Schumann’s Urtext

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K218 (Cadenzas: Menuhin)
4. I Allegro 8.59
5. II Andante cantabile 8.33
6. III Rondeau: Andante grazioso – Allegro ma non troppo 7.29
Recorded: 31.III.1943, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke
2ER701/6 • HMV DB6146/8 • P 1946

Concert in a liberated Paris: the Paris Opéra reopens (7–12)

7. Presentation by journalist Monique Berger 1.17
8. La Marseillaise 1.21

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
9. II Andante (excerpt) 3.35

ÉDOUARD LALO 1823–1892
10. Symphonie espagnole, Op.21 (excerpt) 3.31

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Partita No.3 in E, BWV 1006
11. I Prelude (excerpt) 0.32
(wrongly announced as the Beethoven Violin Concerto cadenza)
12. Yehudi Menuhin speaks to the audience 0.37

Recorded live: 7.X.1944, Opéra Garnier, Paris
Broadcast: 12.X.1944
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited under license from Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)
C 1944 INA

First Anniversary Celebration of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
13. V Chaconne 12.03
Recorded live: 10.XII.1949, Carnegie Hall, New York
Courtesy of United Nations Audiovisual Library • P 2015

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/John Barbirolli (1–3)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Malcolm Sargent (4–6)
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/Charles Munch (8–10)

CD8: Menuhin in Moscow, 1945

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
1. I Vivace 4.37
2. II Largo ma non tanto 8.14
3. III Allegro 5.46
Recorded live: XI.1945, Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow
Courtesy of Bruno Monsaingeon • P 2016

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS 1835–1921
4. Introduction & Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op.28 8.54

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI 1835–1880
5. Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16 4.12

OTTOKAR NOVÁČEK 1866–1900
6. Perpetuum mobile, Op.5 No.4 2.39

PABLO DE SARASATE 1844–1908
7. Zigeunerweisen, Op.20 7.42
This is the only recording of this work by Yehudi Menuhin.

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
8. Sérénade mélancolique, Op.26 8.19

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841–1904
9. Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72 No.2 (arr. Kreisler) 4.30

FRITZ KREISLER 1875–1962
10. Caprice viennois, Op.2 3.57

CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862–1918
11. Préludes, Book 1 No.8: La Fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Hartmann) 2.30

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56 (arr. Székely)
12. I Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance) 1.30
13. II Brâul (Sash Dance) 0.41
14. III Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot) 1.05
15. IV Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum) 1.27
16. V Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka) 0.30
17. VI Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance) 0.58

ERNEST BLOCH 1880–1959
Baal Shem
18. II Nigun 5.41

Recorded live: 16–17.XI.1945, Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow
Publishers: Schott Music (Kreisler); Universal Edition (Bartók); Carl Fischer (Bloch)
Courtesy of Bruno Monsaingeon • P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
David Oistrakh violin, (1–3)
USSR State Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Orlov (1–3)
Abraham Makarov, piano (4–18)

CD9: Complete Recordings with Furtwängler (I)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61
1. I Allegro ma non troppo 24.02
2. II Larghetto 10.51
3. III Rondo: Allegro (Cadenza: Kreisler) 10.03
Recorded: 28–29.VIII.1947, Kunsthaus, Lucerne, Switzerland
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Douglas Larter
2ZA31/41 • HMV DB6574/9S • P 1948

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
4. I Allegro molto appassionato 12.32
5. II Andante 7.48
6. III Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace 6.44
Recorded: 25–26.V.1952, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2XEA 450 • HMV ALP1135 • P 1954

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Lucerne Festival Orchestra (1–3) • Berliner Philharmoniker (4–6)/Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD10: Complete Recordings with Furtwängler (II)

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77
1. I Allegro non troppo 22.09
2. II Adagio 9.57
3. III Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto 8.00
Recorded: 29–31.VIII.1949, Kunsthaus, Lucerne, Switzerland
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Douglas Larter
2ZA63/71 • HMV DB21000/4 • P 1950

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112
4. I Allegro non troppo 16.04
5. II Andante tranquillo 10.06
6. III Allegro molto 11.38
Recorded: 12–13.IX.1953, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood & David Bicknell • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
2XEA 412/13 • HMV ALP1121 • P 1954

Yehudi Menuhin violin
Lucerne Festival Orchestra (1–3) • Philharmonia Orchestra (4–6)/Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD11: Complete Recordings with Furtwängler (III)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61
1. I Allegro ma non troppo 24.01
2. II Larghetto 9.41
3. III Rondo: Allegro (Cadenza: Kreisler) 10.24

4. Romance No.1 in G, Op.40 7.40
5. Romance No.2 in F, Op.50 9.36

Recorded: 9.IV.1953, Kingsway Hall, London
Producers: Lawrance Collingwood & David Bicknell • Balance engineer: Douglas Larter
2XEA 373/74 • HMV ALP1100 (1–3)
2XEA 450 • HMV ALP1135 (4–5)
P 1954

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Philharmonia Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler

CD12: – BARTÓK Sonatas

Yehudi Menuhin in his own words
1. En 1942, entre deux concerts… 0.45
2. In 1942, between hundreds of concerts… 0.40
3. Zwischen hunderte von Konzerten… 0.49

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117
4. I Tempo di ciaccona 9.36
5. II Fuga: Risoluto, non troppo vivo 4.28
6. III Melodia – Adagio 6.56
7. IV Presto 5.02
Recorded: 2–3.VI.1947, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: David Bicknell • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
2EA12078/80 & 12089/91 • HMV DB9231/3 • P 1948

Violin Sonata No.1, Sz.75
8. I Allegro Appassionato 12.37
9. II Adagio 10.53
10. III Allegro 9.14
Violin Sonata No.2, Sz.76
11. I Molto Moderato – 8.42
12. II Allegretto 10.58
Recorded: 2.VI.1980, Paris
Producer: Jacques Pradère • Balance engineer: Gilbert Préneron
Publisher: Universal Edition
Adès 14.005
P 1981 Decca Records France, Universal Music France
Courtesy of Universal Music France

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Jeremy Menuhin, piano (8–12)

CD13: WALTON

WILLIAM WALTON 1902–1983
Violin Sonata
1. I Allegro tranquillo 12.04
II Variazioni
2. Tema: Andante 1.08
3. Variation I: A tempo poco più mosso 1.28
4. Variation II: A tempo quasi improvisando 2.45
5. Variation III: Alla marcia molto vivace 0.56
6. Variation IV: Allegro molto 0.30
7. Variation V: Allegretto con moto 2.03
8. Variation VI: Scherzando 0.32
9. Variation VII: Andante tranquillo – Coda: Molto vivace – Presto 3.24
Recorded: 8.V.1950, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: David Bicknell • Balance engineer: William Dickson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
2EA14640/5 • HMV DB9513/5 • P 1950

Violin Concerto revised version
10. I Andante tranquillo 11.33
11. II Presto capriccioso alla napolitana – Trio: Canzonetta – Tempo I 6.44
12. III Vivace 13.15
Recorded: 12–15.VII.1969, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Martin Benge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
2YEA 3919 • HMV ASD2542 • P 1970

Viola Concerto revised version
13. I Andante comodo 8.56
14. II Vivo, con molto preciso 4.35
15. III Allegro moderato 12.05
Recorded: 9–11.X.1968, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Martin Benge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
2YEA 3918 • HMV ASD2542 • P 1970

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (1–12) • viola (13–15)
Louis Kentner, piano (1–9)
London Symphony Orchestra (10–12) • New Philharmonia Orchestra (13–15)
William Walton (10–15)

CD14: MARTIN / HARRIS

FRANK MARTIN 1890–1974
Polyptyque for violin & two small chamber orchestras
1. I Image des Rameaux 3.44
2. II Image de la Chambre haute 6.33
3. III Image de Juda 2.06
4. IV Image de Gethsémani 4.12
5. V Image de jugement 4.05
6. VI Image de la Glorification 4.37
Recorded: 5–6.IX.1974, Victoria Hall, Geneva
Producer: John Mordler • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Universal Edition
Q2EA 5444 • HMV ASD3185 • P 1976

7. Ballade for viola, wind orchestra and percussion 13.40
Recorded: 10.VI.1975, Studio No.1 Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Mordler • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Universal Edition
Q2EA 5445,ii • HMV ASD3185 • P 1976

ROY HARRIS 1898–1979
Sonata for violin & piano
8. I Maestoso (h = 60–66) 6.03
9. II (q. = 72) 3.35
10. III Sustained (q = 60) 7.01
11. IV (q.= 100–110) 3.59
Discovered in Yehudi Menuhin archive; recording information unavailable
Courtesy of Zamira Benthall
Publisher: Mills Music Inc.
P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin violin (1–6, 8–11) • viola (7)
Menuhin Festival Orchestra • Das Zürcher Kammerorchester/Edmond de Stoutz (1–6)
Menuhin Festival Orchestra/Michael Dobson (7)
Unidentified pianist (8–11)

CD15: Concertos

LENNOX BERKELEY 1903–1989
Violin Concerto, Op.59
1. I Moderato 8.24
2. II Lento 6.02
3. III Lento – Allegro moderato 7.56
Recorded: 2–3.IV.1971, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Chester Music Ltd
2YEA 4306 • HMV ASD2759 • P 1972

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON 1931–2003
Violin Concerto
4 I Adagio e sostenuto 11.36
5 II Vivace 6.02
6 III Adagio molto 7.37
Recorded: 14–16.I.1971, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
Publisher: Josef Weinberger
2YEA 4305 • HMV ASD2759 • P 1972

ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK 1914–1991
Violin Concerto, Op.19
7 I Rubato 8.44
8 II Adagio 10.09
9 III Vivace 6.05
Recorded: 5.I.1975, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Mordler • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
EMI EMD5525 • P 1975

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Menuhin Festival Orchestra/Adrian Boult (1–3)
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Adrian Boult (4–6)
Menuhin Festival Orchestra/Andrzej Panufnik (7–9)

CD16: BLOCH / FINNEY / SOMERS / BEN-HAIM

ERNEST BLOCH 1880–1959
1. Abodah 4.59
Recorded: 14.III.1939, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
Publisher: Carl Fischer
2EA7659 • HMV DB7659 • P 1939

Suite No.1 for solo violin
2. Prelude 2.55
3. Andante tranquillo 2.53
4. Allegro – Andante 2.54
5. Allegro energico 1.54
Suite No.2 for solo violin
6. Energico, deciso 3.03
7. Moderato 2.43
8. Andante 2.32
9. Allegro molto 2.54
Recorded: 4.I & 15.II.1974 & 16.IV.1975, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Mordler • Balance engineers: Neville Boyling & Robert Gooch
Publisher: Broude Brothers
2YEA 5985 • HMV ASD3368 • P 1977

ROSS LEE FINNEY 1906–1997
Fantasy for solo violin
10. I Statement and Variation 10.46
11. II Development and Conclusion 7.24
Recorded live: 28.VI.1958, Expo 58, Brussels
Publisher: Henmar Press • P 2015

HARRY SOMERS 1925–1999
12. Music for solo violin 21.20
Recorded live: 27.IV.1974, Guelph Spring Festival, Canada
Recording Engineer: Gilles Vaudeville
Programme producers: Richard Coulter & Edward Farrant
Recording producer: Monique Grenier
Courtesy of Radio-Canada
Publisher: Berandol Music
P 2015 Parlophone Records Limited under license from Radio-Canada

PAUL BEN-HAIM 1897–1984
Sonata in G for solo violin
13. I Allegro energico 4.55
14. II Lento e sotto voce 4.39
15. III Molto allegro 3.15
Recorded: EMI Studio, Köln
Publisher: Israel Music Institute
P 1989 VDE-GALLO Records
Courtesy of VDE-GALLO Records

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hendrik Endt, piano (1)

CD17: “West meets East” with Ravi Shankar

1. Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali) 4.11
2. Raga Puriya Kalyan 11.46
3. Swara-Kakali (based on Raga Tilang) 8.45
Recorded: 3–4.VII.1966, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: ANOURAG Music, Ltd.
2YEA 3104 • HMV ASD2294 • P 1967

4. Raga Piloo 14.40
5. Raga Ananda Bhairava 15.34
Recorded: XII.1967, Capitol Studios, New York
Producer: Robert Arnold • Balance engineer: Frank Abbey
Publisher: ANOURAG Music, Ltd.
2YEA 4064 • HMV ASD2602 • P 1968

6. Tenderness 8.40
7. Twilight Mood 10.33
Recorded: 2.IV.1976, Studio A, Capitol Records Inc., Hollywood
Producer: Patti Laursen • Balance engineer: Carson Taylor
Publisher: ANOURAG Music, Ltd.
HMV ASD3357 • P 1976

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Ravi Shankar, sitar
Alla Rakha, tabla • Nodu Mulli, small tambura • Amiya Dasgupta, bass tambura

CD:18 “Jealousy” with Stéphane Grappelli

JACOB GADE 1879–1963
1. Jealousy 3.05

RICHARD RODGERS 1902–1979
2. The Blue Room (The Girl Friend) 2.18

GEORGE GERSHWIN 1898–1937
3. A Fine Romance (Swing Time) 3.23

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI 1908–1997
4. Billy 2.01

GEORGE GERSHWIN
5. Love is here to stay (Goldwyn Follies) 3.58

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI
6. Aurore 2.36

JEROME KERN 1885–1945
7. Pick yourself up (Swing Time) 2.16

COLE PORTER 1891–1964
8. Night and Day (Gay Divorce) 4.06

JIMMY MCHUGH 1894–1969
9. I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me 3.04

JACK STRACHEY 1894–1972
10. These Foolish Things (Spread It Abroad) 4.21

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI
11. Errol 3.19

GEORGE GERSHWIN
12. Oh, lady, be good! (Lady, Be Good!) 3.37

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI
13. Jermyn Street 4.05

IRVING BERLIN 1888–1989
14. Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) 3.46

RICHARD RODGERS
15. The Lady is a Tramp (Babes in Arms) 4.25

GEORGE GERSHWIN
16. ’S Wonderful (Funny Face) 2.44
17. Summertime (Porgy and Bess) 4.23

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI
18. Menuet pour Menuhin 3.09

VINCENT YOUMANS 1898–1946
19. Tea for Two (No, No, Nanette) 3.39

MAX HARRIS 1918–2004
20. Viva Vivaldi 2.23
21. Air on a Shoestring 3.40

GEORGE GERSHWIN
22. The Man I Love (Strike Up the Band) 4.43

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI
23. Coucou 4.04

Recorded: 14–15.VI.1972 (1–8), 6–7.III.1973 (9–15), 21–23.V.1975 (16–18) & 8–9.XI.1979 (23), Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London; 28–29.X.1977 (19–22), Bovema Studios, Heemstede, The Netherlands
Producers: Ronald Kinloch Anderson (1–18), John Mordler (19–22), John Fraser (23)
Balance engineer: Tony Clark
Publishers: Copyright Control
EMD5504 • P 1973 (1–15); EMD5523 • P 1975 (16–18);EMD5530 • P 1978 (19–22); EMD5533 • P 1980 (23)

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (1–3, 5–10, 12–23)
Stéphane Grappelli, violin (1–5, 7–12, 14–17, 20–22) • piano (6, 13) • electric piano (18, 23)
Alan Clare, piano (1–5, 7–12, 14–16) • electric piano (17)
Max Harris, piano (16) • Laurie Holloway, keyboards (20–22)
Woodwind and Reed Ensemble (20–22) • Ike Isaacs (16) • John Etheridge (19) • Jan Blok (19) • guitar
Lennie Bush (1–5, 7, 8, 16, 17) • Ken Baldock (9–12, 14, 15) • Pierre Michelot (19–22) • bass
Chris Karan (1–5, 7, 8) • Tony Crombie (9–12, 14, 15) • Ronnie Verrell (16, 17, 19–22) • drums
Max Harris arranger & conductor (1–5, 7–12, 14–17, 19–22)

BOX 3: Live Performances and Festival Recordings

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: Carnegie Hall, 1940 (I)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Violin Concerto No.2 in E, BWV 1042
1. I Allegro 10.13
2. II Adagio 7.36
3. III Allegro assai 4.18

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (Cadenzas: Enescu)
4. I Allegro non troppo 21.33
5. II Adagio 10.03
6. III Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace – Poco più presto 8.30

Recorded: 2.XII.1940, Carnegie Hall, New York
Yehudi Menuhin’s first live recording. Document courtesy of Bruno Monsaingeon.

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
New Friends of Music Orchestra/Georg Schnéevoigt

CD2: Carnegie Hall, 1940 (II)

Yehudi Menuhin in his own words
1. Paganini était l'objet d'une grande prédilection… 0.25
2. Paganini was a great favourite of Enescu… 0.22
3. Enescu bewunterte in Paganini… 0.22

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6
4. I Allegro maestoso – Cadenza (Sauret) – Allegro maestoso 22.57
5. II Adagio espressivo 5.55
6. III Rondo: Allegro spiritoso 8.22

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
7. I Adagio 4.21
8. II Fuga: Allegro 5.24

Recorded: 2.XII.1940, Carnegie Hall, New York
Yehudi Menuhin’s first live recording. Document courtesy of Bruno Monsaingeon.

PABLO DE SARASATE 1844–1908
9. Spanish Dances, Op.22 No.1: Romanza andaluza 5.14

TRADITIONAL (arr. Kreisler)
10. Londonderry Air 3.04

From Concert Hall, a programme produced by the Armed Forces Radio Service devoted to fine music. Each week two different musical personalities were presented: one vocalist, one instrumentalist.
Programme No.7: Yehudi Menuhin & Igor Gorin
Host: Lionel Barrymore • Speaker: Ken Niles
Recorded c.1944, Los Angeles
Document courtesy of Bruno Monsaingeon.

Yehudi Menuhin violin
New Friends of Music Orchestra/Georg Schnéevoigt (4–6)

CD3: Prades, 1955

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Piano Trio No.1 in B, Op.8
1. I Allegro con brio 10.23
2. II Scherzo: Allegro molto 6.41
3. III Adagio 8.58
4. IV Allegro 6.26

Piano Trio No.2 in C, Op.87
5. I Allegro 9.31
6. II Andante con moto 8.47
7. III Scherzo: Presto 4.51
8. IV Allegro giocoso 6.04

Recorded: 8.VII.1955 (1–4) & 9.VII.1955 (5–8), Prades, France
Broadcast: 13.VII.1955 (1–4), 17.VIII.1955 (5–8)
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited under license from Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)
C 1955 INA

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Pablo Casals, cello
Eugene Istomin, piano

CD4: Prades, 1955 • 1956

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Piano Trio No.3 in C minor, Op.101
1. I Allegro energico 7.46
2. II Presto non assaï 4.03
3. III Andante grazioso – Trio 3.45
4. IV Finale: Allegro molto 5.54

ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810–1856
Piano Trio No.2 in F, Op.80
5. I Sehr lebhaft 8.30
6. II Mit innigem Ausdruck – Lebhaft 9.30
7. III In mässiger Bewegung 5.02
8. IV Nicht zu rasch 6.01

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Violin Sonata in F, K376
9. I Allegro 5.13
10. II Andante 6.15
11. III Rondo: Allegretto grazioso 6.20

Recorded: 9.VII.1955 (1–4) & 7.VII.1956 (5–11), Prades, France
Broadcast: 17.VIII.1955 (1–4), 11.VIII.1956 (5–11)
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited under license from Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)
C 1955 (1-4), 1956 (5-11) INA

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Pablo Casals, cello (1–8)
Eugene Istomin, piano (1–4) • Mieczysław Horszowski, piano (5–11)

CD5: Tel Aviv, 1964 • Ascona, 1972

ÖDÖN PÁRTOS 1907–1977
Violin Concerto
1. I Andante moderato 11.23
2. II Allegro molto vivace con brio 10.16
3. III Lento appassionato 12.34
Recorded: 29.VII.1964, Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv
Courtesy of Voice of Israel
With thanks to Hana Pa'al, Zvia Issachar, Soly Avramov, & Menachem Granit from the Israel Broadcasting Authority
Publisher: Israel Music Institute
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited under license from IBA

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R
4. I Allegro 7.58
5. II Adagio 6.57
6. III Allegro 8.10
Recorded: 23.XI.1972, 27th Settimane Musicali,
Ascona, Switzerland
Courtesy of Zurich Chamber Orchestra
With thanks to Daniel Hope, Frances Maunder, Michael Bühler & Fondazione Settimane Musicali Ascona
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited under license from Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Gary Bertini (1–3)
Zürcher Kammerorchester/Edmond de Stoutz (4–6)

CD6: Edinburgh, 1968 • Paris, 1971 • Brussels, 1958

BENJAMIN BRITTEN 1913–1976
Violin Concerto, Op.15
1. I Moderato con moto 9.04
2. II Vivace – Cadenza – Attaca – 8.19
3. III Passacaglia: Andante lento (un poco meno mosso) 13.27
Recorded: 18.VIII.1968, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Courtesy of the BBC
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited under license from BBC

MAURICE RAVEL 1875–1937
Sonata for violin and cello
4. I Allegro 4.49
5. II Très vif 3.19
6. III Lent 5.56
7. IV Vif, avec entrain 5.11
Recorded: 31.III.1971, 75th Anniversary of the Administration des Concerts Dandelot, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Publisher: Durand
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited under license from Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)
C 1971 INA

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
Di tanti palpiti, Op.13
8. Introduzione – Larghetto 3.50
9. Tema – Andantino 1.21
10. Variation 1 1.14
11. Variation 2 – Un poco lento 2.05
12. Variation 3 – Quasi presto 1.27

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI 1882–1937
Mythes: Trois poèmes, Op.30
13. III Dryades et Pan 7.05
Recorded: 28.VI.1958, Expo 58, Brussels
Publisher: Universal Edition (Szymanowski)
P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
London Symphony Orchestra/István Kertész (1–3)
Maurice Gendron, cello (4–7) • Marcel Gazelle, piano (8–13)

CD7: Bath Festival Orchestra, 1964–1965

Concerto for String Orchestra in D
1. I Vivace 6.22
2. II Arioso: Andantino 2.56
3. III Rondo: Allegro 3.38
Recorded: 3.VII.1964, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
2YEA1175 • ASD2255 • P 1966

PAUL HINDEMITH 1895–1963
Five Pieces for string orchestra, Op.44 No.4
4. I Langsam 2.32
5. II Langsam 1.41
6. III Lebhaft 1.41
7. IV Sehr langsam 3.44
8. V Lebhaft 3.29
26.VI & 3.VII.1965 in Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Schott Music
2YEA1175 • ASD2255 • P 1966

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz.113
9. I Allegro non troppo 10.15
10. II Molto adagio 7.54
11. III Allegro assai 7.02
Recorded: 7.XII.1964, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
2YEA1176 • ASD2255 • P 1966

ARCANGELO CORELLI 1653–1713
Concerto Grosso in F, Op.6 No.2
12. I Vivace – Allegro – Adagio – Vivace – Allegro – Largo andante 2.22
13. II Allegro 4.19
14. III Grave – Andante largo – Allegro 4.29
Recorded: 4 & 11.VII.1964 Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA1043 • ASD637 • P 1965

MICHAEL TIPPETT 1905–1998
15 Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli 18.24
Recorded: 22–23.X.1964, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Schott Music
2YEA1044 • ASD637 • P 1965

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (8)
Robert Masters, violin (12–15) • Derek Simpson, cello (12–15)
Bath Festival Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin (1–14) • Michael Tippett (15)

BOX 4: The Complete Recordings with Hephzibah Menuhin

Hephzibah Menuhin (1920-1981), was one of the leading pianists of her time. This set presents a unique opportunity to rediscover her greatness, on par with her brother’s. The Complete Recordings with Hephzibah Menuhin traces Menuhin's close and inspiring relationship with his pianist sister - a distinguished artist in her own right - through studio and live performances, CD premieres, and first-time releases.

CD1: MOZART

Yehudi Menuhin in his own words
1. Entre 1931 et 1935… 0.27
2. During the period 1931 to 1935… 0.16
3. In den Jahren 1931 bis 1935… 0.17

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791

Violin Sonata in A, K526
4. I Allegro molto 4.37
5. II Andante 7.40
6. III Presto 6.15
Recorded: 24.VI.1933, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2PG878/881 • HMV DB2057/8 • P 1934

Violin Sonata in F, K376
7. I Allegro 4.22
8. II Andante 6.16
9. III Rondo: Allegro grazioso 5.21
Recorded: 29.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6172/3 • HMV DB 3552/3 • P 1943

Violin Sonata in G, K301
10. II Allegro 3.19
Recorded: 7.V.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6622 • HMV DB3582 • P 1938

Violin Sonata in B flat, K378
11. II Andantino sostenuto e cantabile 5.01
Recorded: 7.V.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6621 • HMV DB3558 • P 1938

Yehudi Menuhin violin
Hephzibah Menuhin piano (4–10) • Yaltah Menuhin piano (11)

CD2: BEETHOVEN

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op.47 “Kreutzer”
1. I Adagio sostenuto – Presto 12.37
2. II Andante con variazioni I–IV 15.36
3. III Finale: Presto 7.11
Recorded: 28.XI.1934, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA553/560 • HMV DB2409/12 • P 1935

Violin Sonata No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3
4. III Allegro vivace 3.32
Recorded: 7.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA818 • HMV DB2834 • P 1936

Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2
5. I Allegro con brio 7.09
6. II Adagio cantabile 11.04
7. III Scherzo & Trio: Allegro 3.01
8. IV Finale: Allegro – Presto 4.56
Recorded: 30.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6177/6183 • HMV DB3503/6 • P 1938

9. Rondo in G, WoO 41 3.35
Recorded: 29.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6176 • HMV DB3506 • P 1938

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD3: BEETHOVEN / SCHUBERT

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Piano Trio in D, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”
1. I Allegro vivace e con brio 7.18
2. II Largo assai ed espressivo 8.40
3. III Presto 8.31
Recorded: 5.III.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA973/978 • HMV DB2879/81 • P 1936

Violin Sonata No.10 in G, Op.96
4. I Allegro moderato 8.07
5. II Adagio espressivo 5.26
6. III Scherzo: Allegro – Trio 1.38
7. IV Poco allegretto 7.57
Recorded: 7.V.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6623/6628 • HMV DB3585/7 • P 1940

Violin Sonata No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3
8. I Allegro con spirito 6.26
9. II Adagio con molt’espressione 7.51
10. III Rondo: Allegro molto 4.15
Recorded: 18.IX.1940, HMV Studio, Sydney, Australia
Balance engineer: Reg Southey
2AA39/43 • HMV DB5802/4S • P 1941

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
11. Rondo brillant in B minor, D895 Op.70 12.54
Recorded: 6.V.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6617/6620 • HMV DB3583/4 • P 1940

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Maurice Eisenberg, cello (1–3)

CD4: Sonatas

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
1. I Allegro 7.03
2. II Adagio 4.46
3. III Un poco presto e con sentimento 2.45
4. IV Presto agitato 5.17
Recorded: 7.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA813/818 • HMV DB2832/4 • P 1936

CÉSAR FRANCK 1822–1890
Violin Sonata in A
5. I Allegretto ben moderato 6.47
6. II Allegro 7.50
7. III Ben moderato: Recitativo–Fantasia 8.14
8. IV Allegretto poco mosso 6.10
Recorded: 6–7.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA805/812 • HMV DB2742/5 • P 1936

GUILLAUME LEKEU 1870–1894
Violin Sonata in G
9. I Très modéré – Vif et passionné 11.17
10. II Très lent 11.49
11. III Très animé 8.47
Recorded: 29.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6164/6171 • HMV DB3492/5 • P 1938

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD5: Sonatas

GEORGE ENESCU 1881–1955
Violin Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.25 “dans le caractère populaire roumain”
1. I Moderato malinconico 7.57
2. II Andante sostenuto e misterioso 8.21
3. III Allegro con brio, ma non troppo mosso 7.22
Recorded: 6.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
Publisher: Enoch & Cie
2LA799/804 • HMV DB2739/41 • P 1938

ILDEBRANDO PIZZETTI 1880–1968
Violin Sonata No.1 in A
4. I Tempestoso 11.31
5. II Preghiera per gl’innocenti 9.42
6. III Vivo e fresco 8.43
Recorded: 6.V.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
Publisher: Chester Music Ltd
2EA6610/16 • HMV DB3579/82 • P 1938

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Sonata No.3 in E, BWV 1016 for violin and clavier
7. I Adagio 5.50
8. II Allegro 3.00
9. III Adagio, ma non tanto 4.50
10. IV Allegro 3.42
Recorded: 30.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6184/87 • HMV DB3501/2 • P 1938

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI 1882–1937
Mythes: Trois poèmes, Op.30
11. III Dryades et Pan 7.11
Recorded: 30.V.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler • Publisher: Universal Edition
2EA6629 • Previously unreleased • P 2016
Sadly this recording is damaged; it is included here nonetheless for its enduring value as a testament to the Menuhin Duo’s artistry.

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD6: SCHUMANN / TCHAIKOVSKY

ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810–1856
Violin Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.121
1. I Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft 10.30
2. II Sehr lebhaft 4.09
3. III Leise, einfach 6.54
4. IV Bewegt 6.22
Recorded: 22.V & 3.VII.1934, Studio Albert, Paris,
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2PG1614/21 • HMV DB2264/7 • P 1934

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50
5. I Pezzo elegiaco: Moderato assai – Allegro giusto 16.00
II Tema con variazioni:
6. Tema: Andante con moto 0.48
7. Variazione I0.48
8. Variazione II: Più mosso 0.32
9. Variazione III: Allegro moderato 0.50
10. Variazione IV: L’istesso tempo (Allegro moderato) 0.54
11. Variazione V: L’istesso tempo 0.32
12. Variazione VI: Tempo di valse 2.30
13. Variazione VII: Allegro moderato 1.10
14. Variazione VIII: Fuga 2.40
15. Variazione IX: Andante flebile ma non troppo 2.36
16. Variazione X: Tempo di mazurka 1.32
17. Variazione XI: Moderato 1.50
18. Variazione finale e coda: Allegro risoluto e con fuoco – Andante con moto – Lugubre 12.06
Recorded: 3–4.III.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA961/71 • HMV DB2887/92 • P 1938

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Maurice Eisenberg, cello (5–18)

CD7: Sonatas

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897

Violin Sonata No.1 in G, Op.78
1. I Vivace, ma non troppo 10.20
2. II Adagio 8.11
3. III Allegro molto moderato 8.07
Recorded: 18.IX.1940, HMV Studio, Sydney, Australia
Balance engineer: Reg Southey
2AA32/38 • HMV DB5798/801 • P 1941

Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
4. I Allegro 7.11
5. II Adagio 4.37
6. III Un poco presto e con sentimento 2.43
7. IV Presto agitato 5.25
Recorded: 30.III.1947, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: David Bicknell • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke
2EA11785/90 • HMV DB6441/3 • P 1947

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Violin Sonata No.10 in G, Op.96
8. I Allegro moderato 9.27
9. II Adagio espressivo 5.58
10. III Scherzo: Allegro – Trio 1.44
11. IV Poco allegretto 8.10
Recorded: 2.IV.1947, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Fred Gaisberg • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke
2EA11812/17 • HMV DB6495/7 • P 1949

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD8: Sonatas

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Violin Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24 “Spring”
1. I Allegro 9.59
2. II Adagio molto espressivo 6.33
3. III Scherzo: Allegro molto 1.08
4. IV Rondo: Allegro, ma non troppo 6.37
Recorded: 4.X.1957, 24.IV.1958 & 5–6.I.1959, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineers: Christopher Parker & Neville Boyling
2YEA519, ii • HMV ASD389 • P 1961

Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op.47 “Kreutzer”
5. I Adagio sostenuto – Presto 12.23
6. II Andante con variazioni 15.30
7. III Finale: Presto 6.42
Recorded: 15.V & 3, 5 & 11.X.1957 & 5–6.I.1959, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Balance engineers: Christopher Parker, Robert Gooch & Neville Boyling
2YEA518/519,i • HMV ASD389 • P 1961

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
8. I Allegro 7.46
9. II Adagio 5.02
10. III Un poco presto e con sentimento 2.59
11. IV Presto agitato 5.48
Recorded: 22.I.1959, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
No tape number assigned • Previously unreleased • P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD9: Sonatas BARTÓK / ENESCU / BRAHMS

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Violin Sonata No.1, Sz.75
1. I Allegro appassionato 12.51
2. II Adagio 11.00
3. III Allegro 9.23
Recorded: 13.V & 4–5.X.1957, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producers: Peter Andry & Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Edward Huntley
Publisher: Universal Edition
2XEA1424 • HMV ALP1705 • P 1959

GEORGE ENESCU 1881–1955
Violin Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.25 “dans le caractère populaire roumain”
4. I Moderato malinconico 8.23
5. II Andante sostenuto e misterioso 8.19
6. III Allegro con brio, ma non troppo mosso 7.07
Recorded: 31.VII.1966, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Francis Dillnutt
Publisher: Enoch & Cie
2YEA3105 • HMV ASD2294 • P 1967

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
7. Scherzo in C minor “Sonatensatz” from F-A-E Sonata 5.14
Recorded: 3.V.1964, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA873 • HMV ASD587 • P 1965

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD10: Sonatas SCHUMANN / FRANCK / MOZART

ROBERT SCHUMANN 1810–1856
Violin Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.121
1. I Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft 11.03
2. II Sehr lebhaft 4.05
3. III Leise, einfach 7.07
4. IV Bewegt 6.38
Recorded: 7.I.1959, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
No tape number assigned • Previously unreleased • P 2016

CÉSAR FRANCK 1822–1890
Violin Sonata in A
5. I Allegretto ben moderato 6.50
6. II Allegro 8.06
7. III Ben moderato: Recitativo – Fantasia 8.10
8. IV Allegretto poco mosso 6.07
Recorded: 8 & 23.I.1959, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2XEA1717 • Capitol G-7215 • P 1960

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Violin Sonata in A, K526
9. I Allegro molto 6.43
10. II Andante 7.00
11. III Presto 6.24
Recorded: 22–23.I.1959, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2XEA1716 • Previously unreleased
Edited by Bruno Monsaingeon • P 2016

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD11: BEETHOVEN

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2
1. I Allegro con brio 8.08
2. II Adagio cantabile 11.22
3. III Scherzo & Trio: Allegro 3.35
4. IV Finale: Allegro – Presto 5.25

Violin Sonata No.10 in G, Op.96
5. I Allegro moderato 9.52
6.II Adagio espressivo 6.26
7. III Scherzo: Allegro – Trio 1.50
8. IV Poco allegretto 8.45

Recorded: 25.IX.1961, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA651/2 • HMV ASD510 • P 1963

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD12: BEETHOVEN

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70 No.1 “Ghost”
1. I Allegro vivace e con brio 7.34
2. II Largo assai ed espressivo 9.43
3. III Presto 8.37

Piano Trio No.6 in E flat, Op.70 No.2
4. I Poco sostenuto — Allegro, ma non troppo 9.33
5. II Allegretto 5.31
6. III Allegretto, ma non troppo 5.53
7. IV Finale: Allegro 7.07

Recorded: 14–16.XII.1964, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA1105/6 • HMV ASD2258 • P 1966

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Maurice Gendron, cello

CD13: SCHUBERT

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828

Piano Trio No.1 in B flat, D898
1. I Allegro moderato 15.19
2. II Andante un poco mosso 9.13
3. III Scherzo: Allegro – Trio 5.59
4. IV Rondo: Allegro vivace – Presto 8.48

5. Piano Trio in B flat, D28 “Sonatensatz” 7.07
6. Notturno in E flat, D897 8.10

Recorded: 30–31.V & 22–23.VII.1968, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Stuart Eltham
2YEA36994/95/97 • HMV ASD2524 (1–5), HMV ASD2536 (6) • P 1970

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Maurice Gendron, cello

CD14: BRAHMS

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897

Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40
1. I Andante 8.10
2. II Scherzo: Allegro – Molto meno allegro – Allegro 7.04
3. III Adagio mesto 8.21
4. IV Finale: Allegro con brio 6.01

Piano Trio No.2 in C, Op.87
5. I Allegro 9.03
6. II Andante con moto 7.04
7. III Scherzo: Presto 4.16
8. IV Finale: Allegro giocoso 5.52

Recorded: 4–5.III.1967 (1–4) & 28–30.VII.1966 (5–8), Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Suvi Raj Grubb • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2YEA3243/44,i • HMV ASD2354 • P 1968

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Alan Civil, horn (1–4) • Maurice Gendron, cello (5–8)

CD15: Piano Trios

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 “Archduke”
1. I Allegro moderato 12.18
2. II Scherzo: Allegro 6.45
3. III Andante cantabile ma però con moto 12.03
4. IV Allegro moderato 7.10
Recorded: 28–30.VII.1967, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
No tape number assigned • Previously unreleased • P 2016

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
Piano Trio No.2 in E flat, D929
5. I Allegro 12.24
6. II Andante con moto 9.14
7. III Scherzando: Allegro molto 6.34
8. IV Allegro moderato 13.29
Recorded: 30–31.V.1968, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Stuart Eltham
2YEA3696/97 • HMV ASD2536 • P 1970

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Maurice Gendron, cello

CD16: TCHAIKOVSKY / MOZART

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50
1. I Pezzo elegiaco: Moderato assai – Allegro giusto 17.52
II Tema con variazioni:
2. Tema: Andante con moto 0.54
3. Variazione I0.50
4. Variazione II: Più mosso 0.42
5. Variazione III: Allegro moderato 0.50
6. Variazione IV: L’istesso tempo (Allegro moderato) 1.04
7. Variazione V: L’istesso tempo 0.39
8. Variazione VI: Tempo di valse 2.26
9. Variazione VII: Allegro moderato 1.27
10. Variazione VIII: Fuga 2.42
11. Variazione IX: Andante flebile ma non troppo 3.04
12. Variazione X: Tempo di mazurka 1.49
13. Variazione XI: Moderato 2.03
14. Variazione finale e coda: Allegro risoluto e con fuoco – Andante con moto – Lugubre 12.27
Recorded: 3–4.X.1969, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA4037/38 • HMV ASD3594 • P 1971

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K478
15. I Allegro 10.31
16. II Andante 7.09
17. III Rondo: Allegretto moderato 7.31
Recorded live: 27.I.1976, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Producer: Eric Macleod • Balance engineer: Paul Vavasseur
2YLA9198,i-iii • HMV ASD3329 • P 1977

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Luigi Alberto Bianchi, viola (15–17) • Maurice Gendron, cello

CD17: Sonatas

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Violin Sonata in G, K379
1. I Adagio – Allegro 6.38
2. II Theme: Andantino cantabile – Variations I–V 8.37
3. III Theme: Allegretto 1.24
Recorded: 11.VII.1965, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
No tape number assigned • Previously unreleased
Edited by Bruno Monsaingeon • P 2016

EDWARD ELGAR 1857–1934
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82
4. I Allegro risoluto 8.55
5. II Romance: Andante 10.01
6. III Allegro non troppo 9.58

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 1872–1958
Violin Sonata in A minor
7. I Fantasia: Allegro giusto 8.43
8. II Scherzo: Allegro furioso ma non troppo 5.45
III Tema con variazioni:
9. Tema: Andante 1.32
10. Variation 1 0.56
11. Variation 2 0.46
12. Variation 3 1.16
13. Variation 4 1.50
14. Variation 5 1.11
15. Variation 6: Allegro 1.10
16. Tempo del preludio, ma tranquillo 3.09

Recorded: 8.IV (4–6) & 5.X.1978 (7–16), Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Fraser • Balance engineer: Michael Sheady
Publisher: Oxford University Press (Vaughan Williams)
2YEA6681/82 • HMV ASD3820 • P 1979

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano

CD18: MOZART Concertos

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791

Concerto No.10 in E flat for two pianos, K365
1. I Allegro 9.53
2. II Andante 7.07
3. III Rondo: Allegro 6.54
Recorded: 10–11.VII.1964, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA3022 • HMV ASD2280 • P 1966

Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat, K449
4. I Allegro vivace 8.59
5. II Andantino 6.43
6. III Allegro ma non troppo 5.44

Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K459
7. I Allegro 11.37
8. II Allegretto 7.32
9. III Allegro assai 7.48

Recorded: 27–29.VI.1965, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA1155/56 • HMV ASD2254 • P 1966

Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Fou Ts’ong, piano (1–3)
Bath Festival Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin

CD19: MENDELSSOHN / MOZART

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
Concerto in D minor for violin and piano, MWV O 4
1. I Allegro 19.32
2. II Adagio 8.42
3. III Allegro molto 9.22
Yehudi Menuhin, violin & conductor
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Recorded: 13–14.X.1977, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Mordler • Balance engineer: Stuart Eltham
2YEA6501/02,i • HMV ASD3628 • P 1978

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Concerto No.7 in F for three pianos, K242
4. I Allegro 8.28
5. II Adagio 8.15
6. III Rondo: Tempo di minuetto 5.50
Hephzibah, Yaltah & Jeremy Menuhin, pianos
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Recorded: 6.V.1966, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA3021 • HMV ASD2280 • P 1966

CD20 BEETHOVEN / MOZART

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Piano Trio No.3 in C minor, Op.1 No.3
1. I Allegro con brio 9.55
2. II Andante cantabile con variazioni 8.00
3. III Menuetto: Quasi allegro 3.48
4. IV Finale: Prestissimo 8.01
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Pablo Casals, cello
Recorded live: 18.VII.1959, Pablo Casals Festival, Prades, France
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company, under license from Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)
C 1959 INA

Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
5. I Allegro con brio 15.57
6. II Largo 10.22
7. III Rondo: Allegro – Presto 9.31
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Orchestre national de l’O.R.T.F.
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor
Recorded live: 17.XII.1965, Salle Pleyel, Paris
Broadcast: 13.I.1966
P 2016 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company, under license from Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA)
C 1966 INA

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Violin Sonata in A, K526
8. III Presto 6.05
Violin Sonata in E flat, K481
9. II Adagio 8.20
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano
Recorded live: 15.XI.1962,
Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow
Courtesy of Bruno Monsaingeon • P 1962

BOX 5: The Virtuoso & His Landmark Recordings

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. Offering both dazzling showpieces and major concertos and sonatas, The Virtuoso & His Landmark Recordings reveals as much about Menuhin's technical brilliance as about his depth as an interpreter.

Includes a wealth of short, virtuoso pieces along with sonatas, concertos and other works by composers including Bartók, Beethoven, Berg, Berlioz, Boulanger, Brahms, Bruch, Grieg, Poulenc, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

CD1: Showpieces

Yehudi Menuhin in his own words
1. L’art et la science de l'enregistrement à cette époque 1.00
2. The art and science of recording at that time 0.50
3. Die Kunst und die Technik der Schallplatten Aufnahme 1.10

ANTONIO BAZZINI 1818–1897
4. La Ronde des lutins, Op.25 4.12
Recorded: 28.IX.1934, Studio Albert, Paris
2LA25 • HMV DB2414 • P 1935

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841–1904
5. Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op.46 No.2 (arr. Kreisler) 2.44
Recorded: 22.II.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
0LA925 • HMV DA1506 • P 1936

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Hungarian Dances (arr. Joachim)
6. No.1 in G minor 2.48
7. No.4 in B minor 3.43
8. No.6 in B flat 3.52
9. No.7 in A 1.59
10. No.17 in F sharp minor 3.00
Recorded: 21.I.1936 (6, 9–10); 22.II.1936 (7), Studio Albert, Paris; 28.XI.1934, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London (8)
0LA837, 2LA927, 2EA562, 0LA839, OLA838 HMV DA1491, DB2922, DB2413, DA1482
P 1935 (8), 1937 (6, 9–10), 1940 (7)
11. No.11 in D minor 3.27
12. No.12 in D minor 2.14
Recorded: 21.III.1938 Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA6150, 0EA6149 • HMV DB3500, DA1636 • P 1939

CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862–1918
13. Préludes, Book 1 No.8: La Fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Hartmann) 2.27
Recorded: 21.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
0LA787 • HMV DA1499 • P 1936

MAURICE RAVEL 1875–1937
14. Pièce en forme de Habanera 3.00
Recorded: 6.IV.1943, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
0EA9987 • HMV DA1832 • P 1943
15. Tzigane 8.53
Recorded: 20 & 23.V.1932, Studio Albert, Paris
Publisher: Durand
2L316 & 319 • HMV DB1785 • P 1933

GRIGORAŞ DINICU 1889–1949
16. Hora staccato (arr. Heifetz) 2.08
Recorded: 14.III.1939, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
0EA7661 • HMV DA1685 • P 1939

OTTOKAR NOVÁČEK 1866–1900
17. Perpetuum mobile, Op.5 No.4 2.35
Recorded: 11.XII.1930, Studio C, Queen’s Small Hall, London
Bb20554 • HMV DA1196 • P 1931

MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI 1854–1925
18. Guitarre, Op.45 No.2 (arr. Sarasate, Heifetz) 3.21
Recorded: 20.V.1932, Studio Albert, Paris
OL317 • HMV DA1282 • P 1933

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV 1844–1908
19. The Song of the Bride, from The Tsar’s Bride (arr. Franko) 3.41
Recorded: 11.XII.1930, Studio C, Queen’s Small Hall, London
Cc20555 • HMV DB1638 • P 1933
20. The Flight of the Bumblebee, from The Tale of Tsar Saltan (arr. Hartmann) 1.09
Recorded: 23.V.1932, Studio Albert, Paris
OL325 • HMV DA1280 • P 1933

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI 1835–1880
21. Souvenir de Moscou, Op.6 (arr. Sarasate) 7.50
Recorded: 21.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
2LA783/784 • HMV DB2872 • P 1936

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI 1882–1937
22. Notturno e Tarantella, Op.28 8.47
Recorded: 21.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Publisher: Universal Edition • 2LA781/782 • HMV DB2871 • P 1937

Producers: Fred W. Gaisberg (13, 22); Walter Legge (14)
Balance engineers: George W. Deakin (4, 15, 18, 20); Georges Cailly (5–8, 10, 13, 21); Edward Fowler (11, 12, 16);
Charles Anderson (14)
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Marcel Gazelle, piano (4–10, 13, 14, 21, 22) • Ferguson Webster, piano (11, 12) • Artur Balsam, piano (15, 18, 20) • Hendrik Endt, piano (16) • Hubert Giesen, piano (17, 19)

CD2: Spanish Dances, Showpieces

PABLO DE SARASATE 1844–1908
1. Caprice basque, Op.24 3.59
Recorded: 21.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA789 • HMV DB2856 • P 1936
Danzas españolas
2. Op.21 No.1 “Malagueña” 4.53
Recorded: 14.III.1939, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA7660 • HMV DB3782 • P 1939
3. Op.21 No.2 “Habanera” 3.30
Recorded: 21.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
2LA790 • HMV DB2873 • P 1936
4. Op.22 No.1 “Romanza andaluza” 4.41
Recorded: 28.XI.1934, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
2EA561 • HMV DB2413 • P 1935
5. Op.23 No.2 “Zapateado” 3.16
Recorded: 21.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
0LA836 • HMV DA1482 • P 1937

FRITZ KREISLER 1875–1962
6. Caprice viennois, Op.2 3.42
Recorded: 6.IV.1943, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Charles Anderson
Publisher: Schott Music
0EA1832 • HMV DA1832 • P 1943
7. Tambourin chinois, Op.3 3.10
Recorded: 31.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
Publisher: Schott Music
0LA924 • HMV DA1506 • P 1936
8. Schön Rosmarin 1.46
Recorded: 21.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
Publisher: Schott Music
OLA788 • HMV DA1489 • P 1936
9. Praeludium & Allegro in the style of Pugnani 5.46
Recorded: 21.I.1936, Studio Albert, Paris
Publisher: Schott Music
OLA842/843 • HMV DA1490 • P 1941
10. La Chasse in the style of Cartier 1.56
Recorded: 21.XII.1935, Studio Albert, Paris
Producer: Fred W. Gaisberg • Balance engineer: Georges Cailly
Publisher: Schott Music
OLA785 • HMV DA1494 • P 1938
11. Sicilienne & Rigaudon in the style of Francoeur 3.32
Recorded: 23.V.1932, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin • Publisher: Schott Music
OL321 • HMV DA1282 • P 1932
12. Recitative & Scherzo-caprice, Op.6 4.36
Recorded: 14.VII.1932, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Publisher: Schott Music
2B2354 • HMV DB1787 • P 1933

ENRIQUE GRANADOS 1867–1916
13. Danzas españolas, Op.37 No.5 Playera “Andaluza” (arr. Kreisler) 2.57
Recorded: 21.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6152 • HMV DB3500 • P 1939

MANUEL DE FALLA 1876–1946
14. Danse espagnole from La vida breve (arr. Kreisler) 3.11
Recorded: 23.V.1932, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin • Publisher: Max Eschig
0L324 • HMV DA1280 • P 1933

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Divertimento No.17 in D, K334 (arr. Emil Kross)
15. III. Menuetto – Trio 2.36
Recorded: 15.VII.1945, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke
0EA10536 • HMV DA1861 • P 1946

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
16. Ave Maria (arr. Menuhin) 4.57
Recorded: 6.IV.1943, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke
2EA9990 • HMV DB6158 • P 1943

Yehudi Menuhin violin
Marcel Gazelle, piano (1, 3–10, 12, 16) • Hendrik Endt, piano (2) • Artur Balsam, piano (11, 14) • Ferguson Webster, piano (13) • Gerald Moore, piano (15)

CD3: Paganini

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6
1. I Allegro maestoso – Tempo giusto 21.21
2. II Adagio 5.28
3. III Rondo: Allegro spirituoso – Un poco più presto 9.10
Recorded: 18–19.V.1934, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2PG1592/1600 • HMV DB2279/83 • P 1934

4. Introduction & Variations on “Dal tuo stellato soglio” (from Mosè in Egitto by Rossini), Op.24  7.29
Recorded: 21.III.1938, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Balance engineer: Edward Fowler
2EA6147/8 • HMV DB3499 • P 1939

5. La campanella (arr. Wilhelm) 4.39
Recorded: 11.XII.1930, Studio C, Queen’s Small Hall, London
Cc20553 • HMV DB1638 • P 1932

6. Moto perpetuo, Op.11 3.55
Recorded: 29.IX.1934, Studio Albert, Paris
Balance engineer: George W. Deakin
2LA26 • HMV DB2414 • P 1935

24 Caprices, Op.1
7. No.6 in G minor 4.43
8. No.9 in E “La Chasse” 3.00
9. No.13 in B flat (arr. Kreisler) 3.07
10. No.20 in D (arr. Kreisler) 2.49
11. No.23 in E flat “Posato” 4.19
12. No.24 in A minor 6.46
Recorded: 20, 23.V.1932 (12) & 21.I & 3.II.1936 (8–11), Studio Albert, Paris; 26.XI.1955 & 9.III.1957 (7), Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Basil Lam (7) • Balance Engineer: Horace Hack (7), Georges Cailly (8–11), George W. Deakin (12)
2LA858 & 864 • HMV DB2826 • P 1936 (8 & 11); 0LA840/1 • HMV DA1500 • P 1940 (9–10); 0L318 • HMV DA1281 • P 1932 (12); HMV HLP-20 • P 1958 (7)
†Caprices Nos. 5 & 14 are included in The Menuhin Century: Unpublished Recordings and Rarities (0825646777815)

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris/Pierre Monteux (1–3)
Ferguson Webster, piano (4) • Hubert Giesen, piano (5) • Marcel Gazelle, piano (6, 9–10)

CD4: PROKOFIEV  / SCHUBERT / BOULANGER

SERGEI PROKOFIEV 1891–1953
Violin Sonata No.1, Op.80
1. I Andante assai 6.17
2. II Allegro brusco 6.56
3. III Andante – 6.59
4. IV Allegrissimo – Andante assai, come prima 6.35
Recorded: 30.IX & 1.X.1948, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producers: Lawrance Collingwood, David Bicknell & Fred W. Gaisberg
Balance engineer: Douglas Larter
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
2EA13298/301 • HMV DB9376/78 • P 1949

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
Fantasia in C, D934
5 Andante molto – 3.24
6 Allegretto – 5.10
7 Andantino – 10.44
8 Andante molto – 1.13
9 Allegro vivace – 2.52
10 Allegretto – 1.10
11 Presto 0.34
Recorded: 22–23.IV.1958, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2YEA395 • HMV ASD475 • P 1962

LILI BOULANGER 1893–1918
Two Pieces for violin & piano
12 Nocturne 3.38
13 Cortège 1.33
14 D’un matin de printemps 4.32
Recorded: 27.XII.1967, Abbey Road Studios, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YLA1981/2 • VSM CVC2077
P 1968 Parlophone/Warner Music France, a Warner Music Group Company

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Marcel Gazelle, piano (1–4) • Louis Kentner, piano (5–11) • Clifford Curzon, piano (12–14)

CD5: BEETHOVEN - The Complete Sonatas with Louis Kentner (I)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Violin Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1
1. I Allegro con brio 6.10
2. II Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto 8.03
3. III Rondo: Allegro 4.51
Recorded: 16.II.1952, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producers: David Bicknell & Lawrance Collingwood
Balance engineer: Harold Davidson
2XEA281 • HMV ALP1050 • P 1953

Violin Sonata No.2 in A, Op.12 No.2
4. I Allegro vivace 6.50
5. II Andante, più tosto allegretto 6.07
6. III Allegro piacevole 4.37
Recorded: 11 & 13.XII.1954, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2XEA636 • HMV ALP1338 • P 1956

Violin Sonata No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3
7. I Allegro con spirito 6.18
8. II Adagio con molt’espressione 7.36
9. III Rondo: Allegro molto 4.15
Recorded: 16.II.1952, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Harold Davidson
2XEA282 • HMV ALP1050 • P 1953

Violin Sonata No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1
10. I Allegro 7.30
11. II Adagio molto espressivo 8.33
12. III Allegretto con variazioni 8.22
Recorded: 15.XII.1954, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2XEA638 • HMV ALP1354 • P 1956

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Louis Kentner, piano

CD6: BEETHOVEN - The Complete Sonatas with Louis Kentner (II)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2
1. I Allegro con brio 8.08
2. II Adagio cantabile 10.48
3. III Scherzo & Trio: Allegro 3.35
4. IV Finale: Allegro 5.09
Recorded: 3.I.1955, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2XEA691 • HMV ALP1354 • P 1956

Violin Sonata No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3
5. I Allegro assai 6.42
6. II Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso 7.36
7. III Allegro vivace 3.31
Recorded: 17.XII.1954, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2XEA640 • HMV ALP1376 • P 1956

Violin Sonata No.10 in G, Op.96
8. I Allegro moderato 10.57
9. II Adagio espressivo 7.20
10. III Scherzo: Allegro & Trio 1.48
11. IV Poco allegretto 10.06
Recorded: 9–10.X.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Alan Melville • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2XEA395 • HMV ALP1105 • P 1954

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Louis Kentner, piano

CD7: BEETHOVEN - The Complete Sonatas with Louis Kentner (III)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor, Op.23
1. I Presto 5.23
2. II Andante scherzoso più allegretto 6.37
3. III Allegro molto 5.44
Recorded: 11 & 13.XII.1954, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett
2XEA637 • HMV ALP1338 • P 1956

Violin Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24 “Spring”
4. I Allegro 7.20
5. II Adagio molto espressivo 6.41
6. III Scherzo: Allegro molto 1.10
7. IV Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 6.24
Recorded: 22.IX.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producer: David Bicknell • Balance engineer: Harold Davidson
2XEA283 • HMV ALP1105 • P 1954

Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op.47 “Kreutzer”
8. I Adagio sostenuto – Presto 12.00
9. II Andante con variazioni I–IV 15.45
10. III Finale: Presto 7.11
Recorded: 16–17.IX.1953, Studio No.3, Abbey Road, London
Producers: Lawrance Collingwood & Alan Melville • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
2XEA639/640,i • HMV ALP1376 • P 1956

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Louis Kentner, piano

CD:8 BERLIOZ / TCHAIKOVSKY

HECTOR BERLIOZ 1803–1869
Harold in Italy, Op.16
1. I Adagio – Allegro ma non troppo (Harold in the Mountains) 16.28
2. II Allegretto (March of the Pilgrims) 9.03
3. III Allegro assai – Allegretto – Allegro assai (Serenade) 6.34
4. IV Allegro frenetico (Orgy of the Brigands) 12.15
Recorded: 16 & 22–23.X.1962, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Victor Olof • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA780/781 • HMV ASD537 • P 1963
Rêverie et Caprice, Op.8
5. I Adagio 3.03
6. II Allegro vivace 5.41
Recorded: 24.II.1964, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producers: Peter Andry & Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA997 • HMV ASD618 • P 1965

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
Swan Lake, Op.20
7. Act I, No.5: Tempo di valse – Andante – Allegro – Molto più mosso 7.21
8. Act I, No.13: Andante – Andante non troppo 7.25
9. Act III, No.20: Danse russe 4.11
Recorded: 12, 14.III & 25.IV.1958, Kingsway Hall, London; 30.IV.1958, Abbey Road Studios, London
Producers: Peter Andry & Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineers: Neville Boyling & Robert Gooch
2YEA60/61 • HMV ASD271 • P 1958
Sleeping Beauty, Op.66
10. Act I, No.8: Pas d’action – Variation d’Aurore 2.54
11. Act III, No.28: Pas de deux – Variation II 1.36
Recorded: 22–25.IV.1959, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineers: Neville Boyling & Robert Gooch
2YEA362/363 • HMV ASD371 • P 1960

Yehudi Menuhin, viola (1–4) • violin (5–11)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Colin Davis (1–4) • John Pritchard (5–6) • Efrem Kurtz (7–11)

CD9: BRAHMS - String Sextets

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897

String Sextet No.1 in B flat, Op.18
1. I Allegro ma non troppo 12.11
2. II Andante ma moderato 10.19
3. III Scherzo: Allegro molto 3.06
4. IV Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso 11.42
Recorded: 1–2.IX.1963, Abbey Road Studios, London
Producers: Douglas Gamley & Victor Olof • Balance engineer: Francis Dillnutt
2YEA872/873 • HMV ASD587 • P 1964

String Sextet No.2 in G, Op.36
5. I Allegro non troppo 10.59
6. II Scherzo: Allegro non troppo – Presto giocoso 8.13
7. III Poco adagio 9.16
8. IV Poco allegro 9.00
Recorded: 20–21 & 23.XII.1964, Abbey Road Studios, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
2YEA1071/1072 • HMV ASD643 • P 1965

Yehudi Menuhin • Robert Masters, violins
Cecil Aronowitz • Ernst Wallfisch, violas
Maurice Gendron • Derek Simpson, cellos

CD10: BARTÓK

BÉLA BARTÓK 1881–1945

Violin Concerto No.1, Sz.36
1. I Andante sostenuto 8.45
2. II Allegro giocoso 12.54
Viola Concerto, Sz.120 (ed. Serly)
3. I Moderato 12.49
4. II Adagio religioso 4.37
5. III Allegro vivace 4.10
Recorded: 24.II.1965 (1–2) & 28–29.IX.1966 (3–5), Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
2YEA3195/3196 • HMV ASD2323 • P 1967

44 Duos for two violins, Sz.98
6. No.28: Sorrow 2.45
7. No.31: New Year’s Greeting 0.42
8. No.33: Harvest Song 1.51
9. No.36: Bagpipes 1.01
10. No.41: Scherzo 0.53
11. No.42: Arabian Dance 1.23
Recorded: 15.VII.1965, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Universal Edition
2YEA1148 • HMV ASD2281 • P 1966

12. Rhapsody No.1, Sz.87 11.25
13. Rhapsody No.2, Sz.90 (revised 1944 version) 12.31
Recorded: 8–9.II.1968, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
2YEA3687 • HMV ASD2449 • P 1969

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (1–2, 6–13) • viola (3–5)
Nell Gotkovsky, violin (6–11)
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Antal Dorati (1–5)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez (12–13)

CD11: BERG / POULENC / DEBUSSY

ALBAN BERG 1885–1935
Violin Concerto “To the Memory of an Angel”
1. I Andante – 4.35
2. Allegretto – 3.15
3. Liberamente – 2.10
4. Poco a poco sempre più 1.32
5. II Allegro – 1.44
6. Pesante, ma quasi a tempo – 5.40
7. Adagio – 5.41
8. Coda 1.48
Recorded: 8–9.II.1968, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Publisher: Universal Edition
2YEA3686 • HMV ASD2449 • P 1969

FRANCIS POULENC 1899–1963
Violin Sonata
9. I Allegro con fuoco 6.45
10. II Intermezzo: Très lent et calme 6.09
11. III Presto tragico 5.48
Recorded: 22 & 25.XI.1971, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: Eric Macleod • Balance engineer: Paul Vavasseur
Publisher: Max Eschig
12.519 A • 2C 165 12519
P 1973 Parlophone/Warner Music France, a Warner Music Group Company

CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862–1918
Violin Sonata
12. I Allegro vivo 4.46
13. II Intermède 4.17
14. III Finale: Très animé 4.12
Sonata for flute, viola and harp
15. I Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato 7.14
16. II Interlude: Tempo di minuetto 6.10
17. III Final: Allegro moderato ma risoluto 4.45
Recorded: 11–12.IX.1974, Salle Wagram, Paris
Producer: Eric Macleod • Balance engineer: Paul Vavasseur
14034 B, 1-iii • 2C 069 73218 • P 1976

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (1–14) • viola (15–17)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez (1–8)
Jacques Février, piano (9–14)
Michel Debost, flute • Lili Laskine, harp (15–17)

CD12: Arias & Songs

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 1685–1759
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40
1. Act I: May the Fates be kind (Ombra mai fu), “Largo” 3.39

SERGEI RACHMANINOV 1873–1943
Six Songs, Op.4
2. No.3: V molchan’i nochi taynoy (In the Silence of the Secret Night) 2.43
Publisher: Edwin F. Kalmus (Rachmaninov)
RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1703 • P 1952 Sony Music Entertainment
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Cantata “Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt”, BWV 68
3. Aria: Mein gläubiges Herze 4.09
Cantata “Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut”, BWV 199
4. Choral: Ich, dein betrübtes Kind 2.26
Recorded: 15–18.VI.1964, Temple Church, London
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
No tape number assigned • Testament CD – SBT1088 • P 1985

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Folksongs
5. Polly Stewart, WoO 156 No.7 1.26
6. The sweetest lad was Jamie, Op.108 No.5 2.39
7. Faithfu’ Johnie, Op.108 No.20 4.12
8. Cease your funning, WoO 156 No.5 1.36
9. Bonny laddie, highland laddie, Op.108 No.7 1.35
Recorded: 31.V.1975, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producers: Christopher Bishop & John Mordler • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling
Q2EA5510-5511 • HMV ASD3167 • P 1976

10. The parting kiss, WoO 155 No.25 3.02
11. Good night, WoO 155 No.26 1.23
12. The return to Ulster, WoO 152 No.1 4.13
13. Once more I hail thee, WoO 152 No.3 3.25
14. The morning air plays on my face, WoO 152 No.4 2.16
15. The soldier’s dream, WoO 152 No.9 4.17
16. O harp of Erin, WoO 154 No.2 [Air: I once had a true love] 3.10
17. The pulse of an Irishman, WoO 154 No.4 [Air: St Patrick’s Day] 2.08
18. Sunset, Op.108 No.2 3.14
19. Oh, sweet were the hours, Op.108 No.3 4.14
20. Bonny laddie, highland laddie, Op.108 No.7 1.28
21. Oh, had my fate been join’d with thine, Op.108 No.12 4.15
22. Come fill, fill, my good fellow, Op.108 No.13 2.10
23. Could this ill world have been contriv’d, Op.108 No.16 2.40
24. Faithfu’ Johnie, Op.108 No.20 3.48
25. La gondoletta, WoO 157 No.12 1.55
Recorded: 18–20.I.1983, Siemensvilla, Berlin
Producer: John Fraser • Balance engineer: Michael Sheady
20 0025 T A/B • EMI EL 27 0045-1 • P 1984

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (1–3, 5–25) • viola (4)
Robert Merrill,† baritone (1–2) • Carroll Hollister, piano (1–2) • Victoria de los Angeles, soprano (3–4)
Evelyn Rothwell, oboe • Bath Festival Orchestra/Yehudi Menuhin (3)
George Thalben-Ball, organ (4)
Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano • Ross Pople, cello • George Malcolm, piano (5–9)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone • Heinrich Schiff, cello • Hartmut Höll, piano (10–25)
†Robert Merrill appears courtesy of Sony

CD13: BEETHOVEN

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

Violin Sonata No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1
1. I Allegro 8.03
2. II Adagio molto espressivo 7.19
3. III Allegretto con variazioni 8.07
Recorded: 8–9.VII.1988, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Fraser • Balance engineer: Mark Vigars
EMI CDC 749 817-2 • P 1990

Concerto No.6 in D, Op.61a for piano and orchestra
(transcription from the Violin Concerto, Op.61; cadenzas by the composer)
4. I Allegro non troppo 24.05
5. II Larghetto 11.01
6. III Rondo 10.30
Recorded: 11–12.I.1999, Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio,
Polish Radio, Warsaw
Producer: Étienne Collard
Balance engineer: Mike Clement (Floating Earth)
0724355687524 • P 1999

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Jeremy Menuhin, piano (1–3) • François-René Duchable, piano (4–6)
Sinfonia Varsovia/Yehudi Menuhin (4–6)
Piotr Kostrzewa, timpani (4)

BOX 6: Menuhin on film 1947-1997

Documenting Menuhin in performances and in conversation, Menuhin on film 1947-1997 includes several documentaries directed by Bruno Monsaingeon, among them the prizewinning The Violin of the Century from 1995.

DVD1: Concert Magic

1. Opening 2.55

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Violin Sonata in D major, Op.12 No.1
2. I Allegro con brio 5.32

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Partita for Violin Solo No.3 in E major, BWV 1006
3. I Preludio 3.24

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI 1835–1880
4. Scherzo-tarantelle, Op.18 4.05

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / CHARLES GOUNOD 1818–1893
5. Ave Maria 2.47

FRANZ LISZT 1811–1886
6. Étude de concert No.3 in D flat “Un Sospiro” 4.29

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN 1810–1849
7. Mazurka No.5 in B flat major, Op.7 No.1 1.58

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
8. Etude in F major, Op.104b No.2 3.05

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
9. “Lord, Have Mercy on Me” (Erbarme dich mein Gott) from Matthäuspassion 7.52

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840
10. Moto perpetuo, Op.11 3.05

FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
11. Der Erlkönig, D328 3.48

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
12. Etude in E major, Op.10 No.3 3.20
13. Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8 2.14
14. Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth. 2.31

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
15. “None but the lonely heart”, Op.6 No.6 (L.A. Mey after Goethe) 3.31

PIETRO ANTONIO LOCATELLI 1695–1764
16. Caprice in D major, Op.3 No.23 “Il labirinto armonico” (arr. David) 3.14

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
17. Air from Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (arr. Wilhelmj) 4.41

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI
18. Caprice in A Minor, Op.1 No.24 6.07 (arr. Kreisler)

FRANZ SCHUBERT
19. Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang III), D839 (arr. Wilhelmj) 4.20

Recorded: 1947, Charlie Chaplin Studios, Hollywood, USA
Director: Paul Gordon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (2–4, 9–10, 16–19)
Adolph Baller, piano (2, 4, 10, 16–19)
Marguerite Campbell, piano (5, 11, 15)
Jakob Gimpel, piano (6–8, 12–14)
Eula Beal, contralto (5, 9, 11, 15)
Symphony Orchestra of Hollywood (9)
Antal Dorati, conductor (9)

The Story behind Concert Magic 56.19
Yehudi Menuhin in conversation with Humphrey Burton
Recorded: 1997, Warsaw, Poland
Writer and director: Bernd Bauer

OTTOKAR NOVÁCEK 1866–1900
Perpetuum mobile, Op.5 No.4 (audio only) 2.27
Recorded: 1947
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Symphony Orchestra of Hollywood
Antal Dorati, conductor

2054158 · Running time: 134 mins · Sound: PCM Stereo · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD2: Menuhin plays Mendelssohn

Menuhin plays Mendelssohn

1. Opening 0.34

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 64
2. I Allegro molto appassionato 10.58
3. II Andante 8.05
4. III Allegro non troppo – Allegro molto vivace 5.25

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (arr. Joachim)
5. No.5 in G minor 2.12
6. No.4 in F sharp minor 3.52

PABLO DE SARASATE 1844–1908
Spanish Dances, Op.21
7. No.1: Malagueña 4.41
8. No.2: Habanera 3.38

ANTONIO BAZZINI 1818–1897
9. Calabrese – Waltz in E Minor, Op.34 3.44

Recorded: 1947, Charlie Chaplin Studios, Hollywood, USA
A Paul Gordon and Bernd Bauer Production

A Violinist in Hollywood 35.57
On the Encores 10.44
Yehudi Menuhin in conversation with Humphrey Burton
Recorded: 1997, Warsaw, Poland
Writer and director: Bernd Bauer

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (2–9)
Adolph Baller, piano (5, 7–9)
Antal Dorati, piano (6)
Symphony Orchestra of Hollywood (2–4)
Antal Dorati, conductor (2–4)

2054619 · Running time: 91 mins · Sound: PCM Stereo · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD3: Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin

Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1991
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.3 in G major, K216
1. I Allegro 10.08
2. II Adagio 7.43
3. III Rondeau. Allegro 6.47
Filmed: 4.II.1967, Paris, France
Director: Claude Ventura
© 1967 INA

BELA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz.111
4. I Recruiting Dance. Moderato, ben ritmato 5.29
5. II Relaxation. Lento 4.27
6. III Fast Dance. Allegro vivace 6.57
Filmed: 3.XII.1972, the O.R.T.F., Paris, France
Director: Pierre Cavassilas
© 1973 INA

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Sz.75
7. III Allegro molto 9.54
GEORGE ENESCU 1881–1955
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in A minor, Op.25
8. I Moderato malinconico 8.25
Filmed: 28.X.1972, the O.R.T.F., Paris, France
Director: Pierre Cavassilas
© 1973 INA

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
9. Variations
sérieuses, Op.54 11.30
Filmed: 1968, the O.R.T.F., Paris, France
Director: Gérard Herzog

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Jeremy Menuhin, piano (4–6)
Hephzibah Menuhin, piano (7–9)
Thea King, clarinet (4–6)
Orchestre de chambre de l’O.R.T.F. (1–3)
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor and violin (1–3)

2075398 · Running time: 71 mins · Sound: PCM Dual Mono · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD4: The Violin of the Century

The Violin of the Century, a documentary film

1. Prologue 8.27
2. Roots 7.22
3. The child prodigy 15.37
4. An incomparable career 17.35
5. Hephzibah 12.40
6. Encounters 22.39
7. A wandering violin 12.01
8. The ear that feels the sound 8.58
9. Epilogue: From Yehudi Menuhin to Lord Menuhin 8.26
10. End credits 1.14

Filmed: 1994 · Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

2075018-1 · Running time: 115 mins · Sound: PCM Dual Mono · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Languages: English, Français · Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD5: “Do you realize how much I love music?” · Retour aux Sources. Menuhin in the Soviet Union (Episode 1)

Do you realize how much I love music?” – Monsaingeon on Menuhin 58.00
Interviewer: Stephan Mayer
A production of EuroArts Music International © 2014

Retour aux Sources. Yehudi Menuhin in the Soviet Union – Episode 1
1. Russian roots and Tchaikovsky’s Sérénade mélancolique 8.29
2. The Russian public 0.50
3. Beethoven concerto and rehearsals with Gennadi Rozhdestvensky 2.27
4. Relationship with Russia 1.10
5. Beethoven concerto. Slow movement 5.07
6. Menuhin and the Soviet Ambassador 1929 2.24
7. Post war. Bartók concerto, rehearsal and performance 1.07
8. Rozhdestvensky on Menuhin 0.56
9. Menuhin “Persona non grata” after 1971 1.36
10. Crowd scenes 0.28
11. Bartók rehearsals 2 2.25
12. Masterclass on Bartók 5.37
13. Menuhin on Rozhdestvensky 4.19
14. Violin and military secrets 4.40
15. Rozhdestvensky’s orchestra 2.13
16. Back to Bartók 5.53
17. “Our Soviet People do not want to hear you Mr. Menuhin!?!” 1.29
18. End credits 1.40
Filmed: XI.1987, Moscow and Leningrad (today’s Saint Petersburg), Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
The USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor

Le Grand Echiquier: Yehudi Menuhin
Bartók duos, Sz.98 Nos. 28 & 38
1. Opening 1.16
2. No.28: Bánkódás (Sorrow) 2.30
3. Anything else? 0.45
4. No.38 Fórgatós (Romanian Whirling Dance) 0.44
Filmed and directed by Yves Kovacs
© 1977 INA

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Bruno Monsaingeon, violin

EDWARD ELGAR 1857–1934
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
5. Front credits 0.09
6. III Allegro molto 16.06

Yehudi Menuhin, violin

2075018-2 · Running time: 133 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo (Documentary, Interview); PCM Dual Mono (Bonus)
Picture Format: NTSC 4:3; 16:9 (Interview) · Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD6: Yehudi Menuhin in Moscow

Yehudi Menuhin in Moscow

1. Front credits 0.22

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV 1064R
2. I Allegro 7.33
3. II Adagio 8.11
4. III Allegro 5.01

BELA BARTÓK 1881–1945
Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112
5. I Allegro non troppo 18.06
6. II Andante tranquillo 11.27
7. III Allegro molto 13.22

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op.61
8. I Allegro ma non troppo 25.45
9. II Larghetto 11.05
10. III Rondo. Allegro 14.35

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
11. Sérénade mélancolique 10.13
12 End credits 0.27

Filmed: 13.XI.1987, Salle Tchaikovsky, Moscow, Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Igor Oistrakh, violin (2–4)
Valery Oistrakh, violin (2–4)
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conductor

Encores
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006
1. III Gavotte 3.12
2. VI Gigue 1.53
Filmed: 13.XI.1987, Salle Tchaikovsky, Moscow, Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin

2075018-3 · Running time: 131 mins · Sound: PCM Stereo · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD7: Retour aux Sources. Menuhin in the Soviet Union (Episode 2) · Menuhin and Postnikova in Leningrad

Retour aux Sources. Yehudi Menuhin in the Soviet Union – Episode 2
1. Russian niceties 0.50
2. The birth of a duo 1.44
3. Rehearsing Brahms on a patriotic piano 1.48
4. Menuhin on Viktoria Postnikova 6.59
5. Switch to Bartók Sonata 1.46
6. Bartók masterclass 8.21
7. Glissandi 4.23
8. Viktoria Postnikova on Menuhin 1.50
9. A European city on Russian scale: Leningrad 2.18
10. There is nothing like playing for a Russian audience 3.17
11. Snowballs 1.24
12. A sense of drama 1.21
13. Beethoven at home… 7.13
14. …and on stage 3.42
15. Liebesleid 4.26
16. End credits 1.10
Filmed: XI.1987

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Viktoria Postnikova, piano

Yehudi Menuhin and Viktoria Postnikova in Leningrad
1. Front credits 0.39

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Sonata for Piano and Violin No.2 in A major, Op.100
2. I Allegro amabile 8.53
3. II Andante tranquillo – Vivace 6.36
4. III Allegretto grazioso 5.47

BELA BARTÓK 1881–1945
First Sonata for Violin and Piano, Sz.75
5. I Allegro appassionato 13.54
6. II Adagio 10.44
7. III Allegro 11.54

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Sonata for Piano and Violin No.7 in C minor, Op.30,2
8. I Allegro con brio 9.15
9. II Adagio cantabile 12.21
10. III Scherzo. Allegro 3.34
11. IV Finale. Allegro 6.59

FRITZ KREISLER 1875–1962
12. Liebesleid 4.23

13. End credits 0.31
Filmed: 16.XI.1987, Philharmonia Hall, Leningrad (today’s Saint Petersburg), Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Viktoria Postnikova, piano

2075018-4 · Running time: 148 mins
Sound: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital Dual Mono (Documentary) · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD8: Retour aux Sources. Menuhin in the Soviet Union (Episode 3) · Yehudi Menuhin in Leningrad

Retour aux Sources. Yehudi Menuhin in the Soviet Union – Episode 3
1. Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”: rehearsals and performance 14.47
2. A visit to David Oistrakh’s grave 1.00
3. Bach’s Concerto: Menuhin and Oistrakh 1.20
4. Igor Oistrakh on Menuhin and David Oistrakh  1.29
5. Concerto for 3 violins and 2 conductors 8.31
6. Teaching revolution 1.37
7. Bach’s Prélude in E 3.43
8. Flower distribution 0.51
9. Essence of infinity 0.51
10. Yehudi and Jeremy: father and son on Beethoven’s 1st Concerto 16.48
11. Backstage 0.34
12. With the police on Red Square 1.52
13. End credits 1.45
Filmed: XI.1987, Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Jeremy Menuhin, piano
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor

Yehudi Menuhin in Leningrad
1. Front credits 0.24

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15
2. I Allegro con brio 18.26
3. II Largo 11.55
4. III Rondo. Allegro scherzando 9.47

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 “Pathétique”
5 I. Adagio – Allegro non troppo 19.07
6 II. Allegro con grazia 7.13
7 III. Allegro molto vivace 9.16
8 IV. Finale. Adagio lamentoso – Andante 11.38

9. End credits 0.38
Filmed: 21.XI.1987, Philharmonia Hall, Leningrad (today’s Saint Petersburg), Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Jeremy Menuhin, piano (2–4)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Yehudi Menuhin, conductor

2075018-5 · Running time: 143 mins
Sound: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital Dual Mono (Documentary) · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD9: Menuhin and Postnikova in Moscow · Tchaikovsky – Trio

Yehudi Menuhin and Viktoria Postnikova in Moscow
1. Front credits 0.31

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major, Op.78
2. I Vivace ma non troppo 11.05
3. II Adagio – Più andante – Adagio 8.30
4. III Allegro molto moderato 10.04

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major, K379
5. I Adagio – Allegro 7.46
6. II Tema con variazioni. Andantino cantabile 9.46

7. End credits 0.45
Filmed: III.1989, Conservatory Hall, Moscow, Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Viktoria Postnikova, piano

Tchaikovsky’s Trio
1. Introduction 3.47

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
Trio in A minor, Op.50 “In memory of a great artist”
2. I Pezzo elegiaco. Adagio con duolo e ben sostenuto 18.53
IIa Tema con variazioni.
3. Tema. Andante con moto 1.01
4. Variazione I0.57
5. Variazione II. Più mosso 0:37
6. Variazione III. Allegro moderato 0.51
7. Variazione IV. L’istesso tempo 1.12
8. Variazione V. L’istesso tempo 0.37
9. Variazione VI. Tempo di Valse 2.27
10. Variazione VII. Allegro moderato 1.20
11. Variazione VIII. Fuga. Allegro moderato 2.27
12. Variazione IX. Andante flebile, ma non tanto 3.13
13. Variazione X. Tempo di Mazurka 1.38
14. Variazione XI. Moderato 2.20
15. IIb Variazione XII. Finale e coda – Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco – Coda. Andante 8.49

16. End credits 0.44
Filmed: III.1989, Moscow, Russia
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Marc Coppey, cello
Viktoria Postnikova, piano
2075018-6 · Running time: 99 mins
Sound: PCM Stereo · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Languages: English, Français · Subtitles: Français · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD10: Vivaldi -  The Four Seasons; Brahms - Violin Concerto

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
1. Introduction 7.56
2. Front credits 0.37

ANTONIO VIVALDI 1678–1741
The Four Seasons
Spring, Op.8 RV 269
3. I Allegro 3.28
4. II Largo e pianissimo 3.17
5. III Allegro 4.41
Summer, Op.8 RV 315
6. I Allegro non molto 5.24
7. II Adagio 2.04
8. III Presto 2.49
Autumn, Op.8 RV 293
9. I Allegro 4.57
10. II Adagio 2.50
11. III Allegro 3.40
Winter, Op.8 RV 297
12. I Allegro non molto 3.28
13. II Largo 2.25
14. III Allegro 3.08
15. End credits 0.37
Filmed: 1979
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra · Peter Norris, conductor
Norman Perryman painter

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
1. Introduction 2.13
2. Front credits 0.29

JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
3. I Allegro non troppo 24.34
4. II Adagio 9.37
5. III Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace 10.39

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
Sonata for Violin No.3 in C major, BWV 1005
6. IV Allegro assai 5.18
7. III Largo 3.40
8. End credits 1.28
Filmed: 1982, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

Yehudi Menuhin violin
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra · Kurt Masur, conductor

2075018-7 · Running time: 134 mins
Sound: PCM Dual Mono / PCM Stereo (Brahms) · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Languages: English, Français · Subtitles: Français · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

DVD11: Conversations with Yehudi Menuhin

Conversations with Yehudi Menuhin – Mykonos, June 1994
1. Introduction 0.19
2. Violin Debut 5.42
3. A Naughty Boy 3.17
4. Early Hollywood Film Offers 3.50
5. Rivals? 3.42
6. George Enescu (1) 5.25
7. George Enescu (2) 10.45
8. 1929 Berlin Debut Concert 10.20
9. Family Style 8.31
10. Bach C major Sonata 13.20
11. Ernest Bloch 5.14
12. Sir Edward Elgar 6.33
13. About the Violin 13.49
14. Paul Paray / Pierre Monteux 2.46
15. War Experiences 5.46
16. The Liberation of Paris 6.01
17. A Visit to Pablo Casals 4.26
18. Wilhelm Furtwängler 6.20
19. Walking 7.35
20. The Rolling Stones and Imitation Bartók 4.14
21. Russia 7.22
22. Encounter with John Paul II 4.01
23. Meditation 8.42
24. An Economic Project 2.46
25. Ritual 4.17
26. A Non-Competitive Environment 21.48
27. In another World 8.03
28. End credits 1.07
Filmed: 1994, Menuhin’s private residence, Mykonos, Greece
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon

2075018-8 · Running time: 186 mins · Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo · Picture Format: NTSC 4:3
Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch · Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

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