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