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Yehudi Menuhin A Life

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ISBN-10: 1555534651

ISBN-13: 9781555534653

Edition: 2001

Authors: Humphrey Burton

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One of the best-loved classical musicians of the twentieth century, Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) was born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants. The gifted violinist gave his first solo recital at the age of eight and within five years rose to international fame. In addition to his enduring career as a performer and conductor, Menuhin was a tireless champion of humanitarian causes, ran the Bath Festival, founded a renowned music school, and served as cultural ambassador to the United Nations. While the familiar image of Menuhin is that of a saintly, philosophizing guru, this compelling biography reveals that he was also a complex individualist who often sparked controversy. Humphrey…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
Publication date: 10/12/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 561
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Introduction
Childhood 1916-1930
Origins
The Prodigy
'Keep your eyes on the stars'
Swiss Family Menuhin
Youth 1931-1941
Jeunesse doree
The World Tour
Escape from Paradise
Midsummer Marriages
Coming of Age 1941-1956
Menuhin at War--'I have come to know my American brother'
The Uneasy Peace
Life with Diana
Discovery of India
The Sage of Highgate 1956-1968
Moving to Europe
The Impresario
Interlude--by Diana Menuhin 'A Day in the Life of Yehudi Moshevitch'
The School--Utopia in Stoke d'Abernon
'I was born old, and have been growing younger ever since' 1969-1999
Confrontations and Collaborations
Maestro Menuhin
Final Years
Coda
References
Bibliography
Chronology
Acknowledgements
Index