Yehudi Menuhin - a legend in rehearsal this week.

Yehudi Menuhin With Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Music Of Bruch 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Yehudi Menuhin - a legend in rehearsal this week.
Yehudi Menuhin – a legend in rehearsal this week.

NBC Radio – The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – February 24, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection –

Another classic rehearsal this week. This time it’s The Boston Symphony, under Charles Munch and guest artist Yehudi Menuhin in a rehearsal of the Max Bruch Violin Concerto.

It was broadcast on February 24, 1951.

One of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, it’s a rare occasion to hear Yehudi Menuhin in a rehearsal setting and this one, as always, provides a fly-on-the-wall to the proceedings and the process involved with solo artist and orchestra.

Yehudi Menuhin was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain. He is widely considered one of the great violinists of the 20th century. He played the Soil Stradivarius, considered one of the finest violins made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari.

As with all the others from this series, there isn’t a complete performance of the concerto – sadly, the usual 1/2 hour snippet. But it’s a historic recording and another in a fascinating collection of classic broadcasts.

Enjoy and come back next week.




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