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Yehudi Menuhin
Palmer, Tony, 1941-
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, Calif. : Image Entertainment, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Intimate film profile that includes extensive interviews with the violinist's family and friends, including never-publicly-before-seen archival material owned by Menuhin himself. Reveals Menuhin's history from his New York roots and sensational Paris debut at age 11 to becoming the first major Western classical soloist playing jazz and Indian music. The conductor is viewed at work in Hong Kong, Warsaw, Berlin, and with his own chamber orchestra at Epidaurus, Greece.
General Note:
DVD release of a 1990 videocassette.

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Central Library ML418.M27 Y358 2001V Adult DVD Central Library

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This film is a portrait of the illustrious violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Born in New York April 22, 1916, Menuhin was a child prodigy on the violin. He went to San Francisco to study, and gave his first public performance with the Mendelssohn concerto at the age of seven. At age 15, he recorded what is still considered the high water mark of the Elgar Violin Concerto, conducted by the composer himself. Always exploring new directions, Menuhin studied and played with the Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, and the French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. In addition to performing throughout decades of a long and brilliant career, Menuhin also started several orchestras, and was involved in numerous philanthropic enterprises. The film uses personal interviews, photographs and footage of live performances from Switzerland, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, England and America, giving the viewer an in depth look at this beloved musician. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

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