Yehudi Menuhin


Yehudi Menuhin certainly qualifies for this status. The selection of repertoire for this rare recital with Marcel Gazelle from Ascona 1952 reflects a discerning attempt to maximize diversity of styles and periods while showcasing Menuhin’s approach developed over time. It is always engagingly musical and warmly humane, if sometimes technically fallible, but technical slips are less important than the intrinsic musical value of this performance, which has never been published before.

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YEHUDI MENUHIN – The Ascona Recital 1952

1. TARTINI: Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 10/1 ‘Devil’s trill’ [13:22]
2-5. FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A Major, M.8 [26:33]
6-11. BACH: Partita for Violin Solo No.3 in E Major, BWV 1006 [18:01]
12. SAINT‑SAËNS: Havanaise, Op.83 [09:26]
13. SAINT‑SAËNS: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, O
p.28 [10:25]
Recorded · 25 August 1952 · Ascona · Palestre delle Schuola · Radio Svizzera di Lingua Italiana · Live Recording

Yehudi Menuhin · violin
Marcel Gazelle · piano

Additional Information

Article number: MC 2003
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050255
Total time: 77:43

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
With special thanks to Christof Honecker