Great Violinists - Yehudi Menuhin | Naxos - Historical 8111135

Great Violinists - Yehudi Menuhin

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Label: Naxos - Historical

Cat No: 8111135

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th November 2006

Contents

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Paris Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

George Enescu
Adrian Boult

Works

Chausson, Ernest

Poeme, op.25

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Violin Concerto no.3 in G major, K216

Novacek, Ottokar

Perpetuum Mobile, op.5 no.4

Paganini, Nicolo

Violin Concerto no.1 in D major, op.6

Artists

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Paris Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

George Enescu
Adrian Boult

About

Not often does a recording change the public perception of a piece of music and its composer, but it happened when the 18-year-old Yehudi Menuhin set down this recording of Paganiniís First Concerto in Paris in May 1934. Backed by Pierre Monteux, one of the best of the conductors who collaborated with him in the 1930s, the young violinist turned in a highly musical performance, a fine fusion of the carefree and the scholarly.
 
Made at a time when little Mozart was played, this 1935 recording of the Violin Concerto No. 3 is best seen as a staging post along the road of Menuhinís gradual mastery of Mozartís style. Menuhinís 1933 recording of Chaussonís PoŤme, made with his teacher Enescu, has long been regarded as a classic. Here we have his February 1952 78rpm recording, made with Sir Adrian Boult, one of the violinistís favourite conductors, in which he arguably digs even deeper.
 
This is its first CD re-issue.

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