Monday, April 29, 2013

Y = Yehudi Menuhin


Although he was born in the United States, Yehudi Menuhin lived most if his life in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Yehudi first recorded at the age of 13 and at the time of his last recording he was 83 years old. His recording include classical, jazz and experimenntal music

He was a talented violinist and conductor who went on to found the International Music School, Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists and Live Music Now.

Learn more about Yehudi Menuhin http://www.menuhin.org/

Listen to Menuhin play Ave Maria followed by the Flight of the Bumble Bee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDNG9JzWiXY

3 comments:

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I must go look for some of his performances of experimental music at Youtube. As I grow older, I appreciate the violin more. The cello continues to be favorite though. :-)

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Tony Laplume said...

Fun fact! I played the violin growing up.

Kristen Dyrr said...

I had never actually heard of him before. Very interesting, now I'm curious. I'll have to look him up.

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