Menuhin, Yehudi

Optimistic as to the success of a French documentary about him, Menuhin consoles the producer

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(1916-1999) Jewish-American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. His first solo violin performance was at the age of seven with the San Francisco Symphony in 1923. Menuhin later studied under the Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu, after which he made several recordings with his sister Hephzibah. He was also a student of Louis Persinger and Adolf Busch. Menuhin performed for allied soldiers during WW II, and went with composer Benjamin Britten to perform for inmates of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after its liberation in April 1945. He returned to Germany in 1947 to perform under the baton of conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler as an act of reconciliation, becoming the first Jewish musician to do so following the Holocaust. Menuhin continued to perform to an advanced age, becoming known for profound interpretations of an austere quality, as well as for his explorations of music outside the classical realm. In 1983 he founded the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in Folkestone, Kent. In 1985 he was awarded British citizenship and was entitled to the accolade "Sir Yehudi" as his knighthood was no longer honorary. In 1990 he was the first conductor for the Asian Youth Orchestra which toured around Asia. TLS “Toujours vous Yehudi” in French on 10 x 8 blue, red-imprinted London letterhead, January 14 1971, to French television personality and producer Bernard Gavoty, Paris. For the first time, Menuhin and his wife Diane have the impression that their film will be successful, Diane & he are happy to have found Gavoty and his wife Victoria, regrets his terrrible trials and hopes sad misunderstandings will be resolved between the two Bernards. One correction handwritten by Menuhin. Diana Gould, Lady Menuhin (1912-2003), before her marriage in 1947 and her subsequent retirement from the stage, was one of the pioneer dancers of British ballet. Gavoty’s documentary “Yehudi Menuhin-Chemin de Lumiere” was released in 1970.

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