– Yehudi Menuhin conducts l’Orchestre national de l’ORTF – September 30, 1964 – Radio France –
The legendary violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin this week in this historic concert, leading l’Orchestre national de l’ORTF from September 30, 1964.
This concert features Yehudi Menuhin in the role of Conductor. He leads l’Orchestre National de l’ORTF in a widely varied program of music by Bach, Bartok, Mozart and Beethoven – it was originally broadcast live on September 30, 1964. Here’s what’s on the program:
Concert donné le 30 septembre 1964
Jean Sébastien Bach
Concerto pour violon et orchestre en mi Maj. BWV 1042
Divertimento pour cordes
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto pour flûte et orchestre en sol Maj. K313
Elaine Shaffer, flûte
Orchestre National de l’ORTF
Yehudi Menuhin, direction
The extra-added bonus are announcements (aside from the current-day announcer) between the pieces, narrated by Menuhin himself.
It’s a rare and wonderful opportunity to hear Yehudi Menuhin in another light – that of conductor, which he devoted much of his later life to. The sound of this broadcast is excellent – and if it wasn’t in mono, you’d swear it was recorded a week ago.
So here is one to enjoy and keep.
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