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The Menuhin Century: Unpublished Recordings and Rarities

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Cat No: 2564677781

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Number of Discs: 22

Release Date: 1st April 2016

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Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

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Unpublished Recordings and Rarities

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 Focusing on material completely new to the catalogue, or new to CD, Unpublished Recordings and Rarities spans more than five decades, and includes Menuhin's first European recordings, made in 1929.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

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