Remembering Yehudi

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM KBE (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain. He is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.” — Quotation from Wikipedia ( READ MORE ABOUT HIM HERE)

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Yehudi Menuhin was the first professional violinist I ever saw and heard and I saw and heard him in the motion pictures. It appears he appeared in a number of films and was known widely as one of the greatest violinists of the century. Following is a clip of Mr. Menuhin performing:

 

 

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  1. Like you, he was always the first name I associated with the violin. He was very popular in Britain, and I never heard of anyone else connected with classical violin until the 1980s.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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