Yehundi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos (3 CD box set, APE)
Yehundi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos (3 CD box set, APE)

Performer: Christian Ferras
Orchestra: Bath Festival Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin, Constantin Silvestri, Efrem Kurtz, Rudolf Kempe, Walter Süsskind
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 3
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 961 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor (“Double”), BWV 1043
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Bath Festival Orchestra
with Christian Ferras
Conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

# Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Bath Festival Orchestra
Conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

# Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major (“Turkish”) K. 219
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Bath Festival Orchestra
Conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

# Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Constantin Silvestri

# Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Efrem Kurtz

# Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe

# Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 26
Composed by Max Bruch
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Walter Susskind

Exceptional CDs by a Brilliant Violinist

Lots of people say Menuhin was finished before he started, all his best work was done before he was 15, etc. During his entire life, this guy was a great violinist, period, and this CD set proves it. A couple of these tracks could melt your CD player…

The amazing thing about Yehudi Menuhin was the sounds he could pull from that instrument. It’s like the violin is alive. Comparing Menuhin to other great violinists is missing the point. It’s like comparing, say, Keith Richards to Paco deLucia. Some would say that’s an insult to deLucia, and yet I’ve bought A LOT more albums with Richards playing guitar. Artistry and the musical message come before technique. And Menuhin absolutely delivers.

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