The Menuhin Century: Live Performances and Festival Recordings | Warner 2564677704

The Menuhin Century: Live Performances and Festival Recordings

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564677704

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 7

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

About

Live Performances and Festival 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. 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

IGOR STRAVINSKY 1882–1971
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)

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