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Yehudi Menuhin: The Complete American Victor Recordings - Concertos & sonatas by Lalo, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Bartok, J.S. Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, plus famous recital & encore pieces [6 CDs]

Album Summary

>Lalo, Edouard : Symphonie espagnole, for violin & orchestra in D minor, Op. 21
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite (Overture) no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Schubert, Franz : Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op 137 no 1
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D 574/Op. 162
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse, HWV 40
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in F minor, WoO 1/4
>Ries, Ferdinand : La Capricciosa, for violin & piano
>Fiocco, Joseph-Hector : Harpsichord Suite no 1 in G major, Op. 1/1
>Achron, Joseph : La Romanesca
>Monasterio, Jesús : Sierra morena
>Sanger, Gustav : Scotch Pastorale, for violin & piano, Op. 130/2
>Handel, George Frideric : Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen"
>Bloch, Ernest : Baal Shem
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D major, Op. 9/3
>Samazeuilh, Gustave : Chant d'espagne
>Serrano, José : La Canción del olvidó, zarzuela
>Spohr, Louis : Duo Concertant for 2 Violins in D major, Op. 67/2
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dance no 6 for piano, 4 hands in D major, B. 78/6 (Op. 46/6)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dance no 8 for piano, 4 hands in G minor, B. 78/8 (Op. 46/8)
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of American violinist Yehudi Menuhin. The legendary early recordings of one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century in a 6-CD Box Set. First ever release of the Beethoven "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Sonatas from 1949 with his sister Hephzibah Menuhin at the piano. First official CD release of Mendelssohn's D minor Violin Concerto, Bruch's Concerto No. 1, Bach's Sonata No. 3 and Bartók's Sonata No. 1, transferred from the original analogue master discs and tapes. Menuhin's complete first recordings as an 11-year-old prodigy, remastered from the original Victor matrices using 24 bit / 96 kHz technology. 2 songs with baritone Robert Merrill for the first time on CD plus 6 previously unreleased encore pieces.

Between his birth in New York on 22 April 1916 and his death in Berlin on 12 March 1999, Yehudi Menuhin, the son of humble Russian immigrants, grew from a brilliant child prodigy violinist, who made his public concert début in San Francisco in 1924, aged just 7, into not just one of the 20th century's finest and most celebrated artists (as a conductor as well as a soloist), but also a peace campaigner, civil rights activist, spiritual guru and revered senior statesman of the musical world, who ended his days as the Right Honorable the Lord Menuhin of Stoke d'Abernon, with a seat in the House of Lords, yet also found time to establish two music schools, a violin competition and an international scheme for taking music out of the concert hall and into the wider community. Now, to celebrate Yehudi Menuhin's centenary in 2016, Sony Classical is releasing Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings, a 6-CD box set bringing together legendary early recordings by this titan among 20th-century violinists. The gems in this set include the first ever releases in any format of two previously unpublished items: the December 1949 recordings of Beethoven's "Spring" and "Kreutzer" Sonatas with Menuhin's sister Hephzibah at the piano. Also included are the first official CD releases all transferred from the original analogue master discs and tapes of Mendelssohn's teenage D minor Violin Concerto, Bach's Sonata No. 3 with the legendary Polish harpsichordist Wanda Landowska and Bartók's Sonata No. 1. Also making its first official appearance on CD is a 1951 account of Bruch's ever-popular Concerto No. 1 with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony. The set also includes the first ever CD release of two songs (Rachmaninoff's "In the Silent Night" and Handel's "Ombra mai fu") with the leading Metropolitan Opera baritone Robert Merrill. Finally, a special disc in the set couples newly remastered versions of the very first (1928) recordings that the 11-year-old Menuhin ever made - a set of stylishly played encore items, with his "beloved teacher" Louis Persinger at the piano - with previously unreleased encore pieces by Kreisler and Wieniawski from 1929.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Boston Symphony Hall (01/14/1951); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (01/14/1951); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (01/14/1951); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (01/14/1951); Oakland, Victor Studio (01/14/1951); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (01/14/1951); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (01/14/1951); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (01/14/1951); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (01/14/1951); Boston Symphony Hall (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); Oakland, Victor Studio (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (01/15/1946/01/16/1946); Boston Symphony Hall (01/18/1951); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (01/18/1951); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (01/18/1951); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (01/18/1951); Oakland, Victor Studio (01/18/1951); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (01/18/1951); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (01/18/1951); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (01/18/1951); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (01/18/1951); Boston Symphony Hall (01/26/1945); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (01/26/1945); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (01/26/1945); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (01/26/1945); Oakland, Victor Studio (01/26/1945); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (01/26/1945); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (01/26/1945); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (01/26/1945); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (01/26/1945); Boston Symphony Hall (01/27/1945); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (01/27/1945); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (01/27/1945); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (01/27/1945); Oakland, Victor Studio (01/27/1945); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (01/27/1945); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (01/27/1945); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (01/27/1945); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (01/27/1945); Boston Symphony Hall (02/06/1952); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (02/06/1952); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (02/06/1952); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (02/06/1952); Oakland, Victor Studio (02/06/1952); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (02/06/1952); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (02/06/1952); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (02/06/1952); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (02/06/1952); Boston Symphony Hall (02/12/1929); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (02/12/1929); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (02/12/1929); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (02/12/1929); Oakland, Victor Studio (02/12/1929); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (02/12/1929); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (02/12/1929); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (02/12/1929); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (02/12/1929); Boston Symphony Hall (02/19/1930); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (02/19/1930); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (02/19/1930); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (02/19/1930); Oakland, Victor Studio (02/19/1930); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (02/19/1930); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (02/19/1930); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (02/19/1930); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (02/19/1930); Boston Symphony Hall (03/15/1928); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (03/15/1928); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (03/15/1928); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (03/15/1928); Oakland, Victor Studio (03/15/1928); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (03/15/1928); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (03/15/1928); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (03/15/1928); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (03/15/1928); Boston Symphony Hall (04/01/1928); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (04/01/1928); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (04/01/1928); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (04/01/1928); Oakland, Victor Studio (04/01/1928); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (04/01/1928); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (04/01/1928); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (04/01/1928); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (04/01/1928); Boston Symphony Hall (04/06/1945); Hollywood, RCA Victor Studios (04/06/1945); Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (04/06/1945); New York City, Liederkranz Hall (04/06/1945); Oakland, Victor Studio (04/06/1945); RCA Victor Studio No. 1, NY (04/06/1945); RCA Victor Studio No. 2, NY (04/06/1945); San Francisco, War Memorial Opera House (04/06/1945); Victor Studios, Camden, NJ (04/06/1945).



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>Lalo, Edouard : Symphonie espagnole, for violin & orchestra in D minor, Op. 21
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 31 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 43 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: RCA Victor String Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1822

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, TX (01/15/1946/01/16/1946)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1937-1938

>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1, Sz 75
  • Performers: Adolph Baller (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016
  • Performers: Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Performers: Adolph Baller (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performers: Adolph Baller (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite (Overture) no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Performers: Adolph Baller (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Adolph Baller (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Schubert, Franz : Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op 137 no 1
  • Performers: Adolph Baller (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 03/1816

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D 574/Op. 162
  • Performers: Adolph Baller (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/1817

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3
  • Performers: Carroll Hollister (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Robert Merrill
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse, HWV 40 :: Ombra mai fu
  • Performers: Carroll Hollister (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Robert Merrill
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
  • Performers: Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
  • Performers: Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802-1803

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in F minor, WoO 1/4
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Theodore Saidenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Ries, Ferdinand : La Capricciosa, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Fiocco, Joseph-Hector : Harpsichord Suite no 1 in G major, Op. 1/1 :: Allegro
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Achron, Joseph : La Romanesca
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Monasterio, Jesús : Sierra morena
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sanger, Gustav : Scotch Pastorale, for violin & piano, Op. 130/2
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Handel, George Frideric : Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen"
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1743

>Bloch, Ernest : Baal Shem :: 3 Pictures of Chasidic Life
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 :: Adagio
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D major, Op. 9/3 :: Sarabande
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D major, Op. 9/3 :: Tambourin
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Samazeuilh, Gustave : Chant d'espagne
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Serrano, José : La Canción del olvidó, zarzuela
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1916.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1916

>Spohr, Louis : Duo Concertant for 2 Violins in D major, Op. 67/2 :: Rondo
  • Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin); Louis Persinger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1824

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16
  • Performers: Hubert Giesen (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1855

>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dance no 6 for piano, 4 hands in D major, B. 78/6 (Op. 46/6)
  • Performers: Hubert Giesen (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dance no 8 for piano, 4 hands in G minor, B. 78/8 (Op. 46/8)
  • Performers: Hubert Giesen (Piano); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic