Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin's centenary continues this week.

Yehudi Menuhin
Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary continues this week.

Yehudi Menuhin, violin – Marcel Gazelle, piano – Recital – Ascona, Switzerland – January 1, 1952 – Swiss Radio/France Musique –

Continuing the Yehudi Menuhin centenary this week with a recital, recorded by Swiss radio on January 1st 1952 and featuring Menuhin along with pianist Marcel Gazelle in a program of music by Tartini, Bach, Franck and Saint-Saens.

Here’s what’s on the player:

Concert on 1 January 1952 in Ascona, Switzerland

Giuseppe Tartini
sonata “The Devil’s Trill”

Partita No. 3 for solo violin

César Franck
Sonata for violin and piano

Camille Saint-Saens
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Yehudi Menuhin , violin Marcel Gazelle , piano

Wonderful concert, with sound that doesn’t give away its age. Rebroadcast by Radio France Musique a few weeks ago as part of their Afternoon concert series.

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