Bruch / Mendelssohn
Phil.Orch. / Susskind / Menuhin / Kurtz
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"Music becomes a global language when a dialogue arises from making music with strangers; the contact for a friendship created." (Yehudi Menuhin) Yehudi Menuhin was more than just a famous violinist. This exceptional artist, who captivated the world at the tender age of eleven, became the prototype of the child prodigy - and was already a living legend in his younger years. Menuhin has left a lasting impression on the world - as an instrumentalist, conductor, teacher and humanist. His unshakeable belief in the goodness of mankind was just as much an integral part of his life as playing the violin was. He placed his profound understanding of music and his popularity in the service of humanity in such a manner that he became a moral authority; Glenn Gould even considered Yehudi Menuhin predestined to occupy the "unique position that has remained vacant ever since the death of Albert Schweitzer". On these recordings made in London in 1956 and 1958, Menuhin devoted his attention to two of the genre's equally popular and important works: Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor and Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch.