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Yehudi Menuhin - Philharmonia Orchestra - Sir Eugene Goossens - ALP 1571 - Cover Good Condition - LP Record 

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. He played the Soil Stradivarius, considered one of the finest violins made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari.Yehudi Menuhin was born in New York City to a family of Lithuanian Jews. Through his father Moshe, a former rabbinical student and anti-Zionist, he was descended from a distinguished rabbinical dynasty. In late 1919, Moshe and his wife Marutha (née Sher) became American citizens, and changed the family name from Mnuchin to Menuhin. Menuhin's sisters were concert pianist and human rights activist Hephzibah, and pianist, painter and poet Yaltah.

Menuhin's first violin instruction was at age four by Sigmund Anker (1891–1958); his parents had wanted Louis Persinger to teach him, but Persinger refused. Menuhin displayed exceptional musical talent at an early age. His first public appearance, when he was seven years old, was as solo violinist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in 1923. Persinger then agreed to teach him and accompanied him on the piano for his first few solo recordings in 1928–29.On 12 April 1929 it [the Semperoper] cancelled its advertised programme to make way for a performance by the twelve-year-old Yehudi Menuhin. That night he played the Bach, Beethoven and Brahms violin concertos to an ecstatic audience... The week before, Yehudi had played in Berlin with the Philharmonic under Bruno Walter to an equally rapturous response.

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Yehudi Menuhin - Philharmonia Orchestra - Sir Eugene Goossens - ALP 1571


Yehudi Menuhin, Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir Eugene Goossens


Violin & Orchestra


Saint-Saens & Lalo


Western Instrumental



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The Gramophone Company Limited

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ALP 1571

Side One : Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21

  • First Movement: Allegro Non Troppo
  • Second Movement: Scherzando (Allegro Molto)
  • Third Movement: Intermezzo (Allegro Non Troppo)
  • Fourth Movement: Andante

Side Two

  • Fifth Movement: Rondo (Allegro)

Introduction And Rondo

  • Capriccioso, Op. 28
  • Havanaise, Op. 83



12 Inches


33 RPM

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