The Menuhin Century: Luxury Edition

The Menuhin Century: Luxury Edition

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As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916.

Comprising a total of 80 CDs, divided into five themed boxes, 11 DVDs and a hardback book, The Menuhin Century draws on the unequalled 70-year relationship between the violinist and the record company HMV/EMI. That collaboration produced a total of some 300 discs, which are now part of Warner Classics’ unrivalled catalogue. While The Menuhin Century is impressively extensive, spanning the 53 years from 1929 to 1998, it does not aim for completeness; rather, its particular focus is on the violinist’s landmark interpretations and on recordings never before released, or appearing for the first time on CD. About a third of the CDs in The Menuhin Century comprise rare or unreleased recordings, so the set offers a thrilling voyage of discovery both to Menuhin aficionados and to music-lovers who might be experiencing his art for the first time.

The Menuhin Century has been compiled in close collaboration with Bruno Monsaingeon, a film-maker who has also been a professional violinist; he knew Menuhin well for many years, and directed several of the documentaries that appear on the DVDs in the set. Monsaingeon is also the author of the eloquent and insightful text of the lavishly illustrated hardback book, running to over 250 pages, which complements the CDs and DVDs.

DVD 1: Concert Magic
DVD 2: Menuhin Plays Mendelssohn
DVD 3: Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin
DVD 4: The Violin of the Century
DVD 5: Retours aux sources, Episode 1
DVD 6: Yehudi Menuhin in Moscow
DVD 7: Retours aux sources, Episode 2
DVD 8: Retours aux sources, Episode 3
DVD 9: Yehudi Menuhin and Viktoria Postnikova in Moscow
DVD 10: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
DVD 11: Conversations with Yehudi Menuhin


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: MOB782741


  • UPC: 825646782741


  • Label: Warner Classics


  • Composer: Aaron Copland, Alban Berg, Andrzej Panufnik, Antonín Dvořák, Antonio Bazzini, Arcangelo Corelli, Béla Bartók, Benjamin Britten, Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Claude Debussy, Claude-J Rouget de Lisle, Cole Porter, Cyril Scott, Edouard Lalo, Enrique Granados, Ernest Bloch, Ernest Chausson, Felix Mendelssohn, Francesco Pollini, Francis Poulenc, François Boieldieu, Frank Martin, Franz Schubert, Frederick Delius, Fritz Kreisler, Gabriel Fauré, George Enescu, George Frideric Handel, George Gershwin, Gioachino Rossini, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Giuseppe Tartini, Grigoras Dinicu, Guillaume Lekeu, Harry Somers, Hector Berlioz, Henri Wieniawski, Igor Stravinsky, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Irving Berlin, Jack Strachey, Jacob Gade, James Francis McHugh, Jean-Marie Leclair, Jerome Kern, Joaquin Nin, Johann Brandl, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Karol Szymanowski, Lennox Berkeley, Léo Delibes, Lili Boulanger, Louis Spohr, Ludwig van Beethoven, Malcolm Williamson, Manuel de Falla, Marius Casadesus, Maurice Ravel, Max Bruch, Max Harris, Michael Tippett, Moritz Moszkowski, Niccolò Paganini, Nicolai von Wilm, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Odon Partos, Ottokar Novácek, Pablo de Sarasate, Paul Ben-Haim, Paul Hindemith, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Philip Green, Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Rodgers, Robert Schumann, Ross Lee Finney, Roy Harris, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir William Walton, Stéphane Grappelli, Traditional, Vincent Youmans, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


  • Conductor: Alexander Orlov, Anatole Fistoulari, Andrzej Panufnik, Antal Doráti, Charles Munch, Edmond de Stoutz, Efrem Kurtz, Gary Bertini, Georg Schnéevoigt, George Enescu, István Kertész, Jean Fournet, Jerzy Maksymiuk, John Pritchard, Landon Ronald, Michael Dobson, Michael Tippett, Pierre Boulez, Pierre Monteux, Robert Irving, Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir William Walton, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Yehudi Menuhin


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Colonne Concerts Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Menuhin Festival Orchestra, New Friends of Music Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Paris Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, USSR Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra


  • Performer: Abram Makarov, Alan Clare, Alla Rakha, Ambrose Gauntlett, Amiya DasGupta, Archie Camden, Artur Balsam, Barry Tuckwell, Carroll Hollister, Cecil Aronowitz, Chris Karan, Clifford Curzon, Dame Janet Baker, David Oistrakh, Derek Simpson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ernst Wallfisch, Eugene Cruft, Eugene Istomin, Evelyn Rothwell, Ferguson Webster, Fou Ts'ong, Francois-René Duchable, Gaspar Cassadó, George Enescu, George Malcolm, Gerald Moore, Gervase de Peyer, Hartmut Höll, Heinrich Schiff, Hendrik Endt, Hephzibah Menuhin, Hubert Giesen, Ike Isaacs, Jacques Février, Jan Blok, Jeremy Menuhin, John Etheridge, Ken Baldock, Laurie Holloway, Lennie Bush, Lily Laskine, Louis Kentner, Marcel Gazelle, Maurice Eisenberg, Maurice Gendron, Max Harris, Michel Debost, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Nell Gotkovsky, Nicanor Zabaleta, Nodu Mullick, Pablo Casals, Pierre Michelot, Piotr Kostrzewa, Ravi Shankar, Robert Masters, Robert Merrill, Ronnie Verrell, Ross Pople, Stéphane Grappelli, Tony Crombie, Victoria de los Angeles, Walter Gerhardt, Yehudi Menuhin