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Menuhin plays Mendelssohn

Yehudi Menuhin violin | Adolph Baller piano
Symphony Orchestra of Hollywood
Antal Doráti

Legendary recording by Yehudi Menuhin from the Charlie Chaplin Studios, Hollywood, 1947

In 1947, the first concert film in film history was shot in Hollywood: Concert Magic. Yehudi Menuhin and other internationally renowned performers performed classical-romantic works and brought director Paul Gordon worldwide success.

Among the surviving encores of these concert recordings is a particularly precious rarity: the Violin Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Menuhin as the main performer was 32 years old and at the height of his powers. This is Menuhin's first-ever surviving recording of the violin concerto.


Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor (arr. Joseph Joachim); Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F sharp minor (arr. Joseph Joachim)
Sarasate: Malagueña, Op. 21, No. 1; Habañera, Op. 21, No. 2
Bazzini: Calabrese, Waltz in E minor, Op. 34

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44 mins