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Cat No: 2564677707

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 13

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

About

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)

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