Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin

Director: Tony Palmer Cast: Yehudi Menuhin

DVD (Dolby 5.1 / Mono)


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 Stephane Grappelli. In addition to performing througout 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2001
UPC: 0014381926927
Original Release: 1990
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:45:00

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Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. Main Title [2:02]
2. Yehudi and Diana [6:51]
3. Not Talent But Genius [11:02]
4. Life of a Prodigy [6:02]
5. Concert in Berlin [7:52]
6. Dresden, 1929 [4:32]
7. Boy Wonder Weds [6:34]
8. Encountering Bartok [2:08]
9. Melancholy Maestro [4:20]
10. Rediscovering Happiness [8:27]
11. The Agaony of War [9:03]
12. An Institution [12:09]
13. Newfound Childhood [10:41]
14. Mother and Son [12:08]
15. End Credits [:52]

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