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The Menuhin Century: The Historic Recordings

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Cat No: 2564677705

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Number of Discs: 18

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

About

The Historic 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. 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

NICCOLŇ 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. Počme, 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 piů 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 Pradčre • Balance engineer: Gilbert Préneron
Publisher: Universal Edition
Adčs 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 piů 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)

16 - 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)

Reviews

And of course there is the awakening of love and the 16-year-old’s Elgar Concerto under the composer’s direction, now sounding better than ever. It’s a performance that captures the heart-stopping thrill of first infatuation: while Menuhin sings from the heart, Elgar’s LSO snarls a defiant accompaniment.  Rob Cowan
Gramophone April 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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