Yehudi Menuhin 100th-Anniversary Concert

Yehudi Menuhin 100th-Anniversary Concert

Daniel Hope, Iván Fischer

Production Date: 22/04/2016
102 Min

The legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin died in 1999 in Berlin, a city in which he scored his first artistic successes as a child prodigy and where, after the end of World War II, he strove to help bring about a new understanding between nations. In 2016, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Konzerthausorchester honoured the great musician with a programme including Elgar's Violin Concerto, which Menuhin recorded as a teenager under the composer's direction. The soloist is Daniel Hope, one of Menuhin's most famous students, with Iván Fischer on the podium. The concert concludes with the Concerto for Orchestra by Bartók, a musician who, like Menuhin, was characterized by an unflinching humanism.

Daniel Hope (Baroque Violin)
Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Iván Fischer

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