Menuhin’s Artistry

Yehudi Menuhin:

  • Violin Concertos by Bach, Beethoven, and Bartók.

I have found that I still come back to Yehudi Menuhin’s interpretation of the Beethoven concerto, despite the fact that so many other excellent performances do exist by today’s violinists. There is something about Mr. Menhuhin’s playing of both the Beethoven and the Brahms violin concertos that I really cherish. His bowing arm, and his overall technique during his age 10 to age 60 were second to none.

On this recording we get to hear the following: Bach, J S:


  • Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112


  • Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Performed by Yehudi Menuhin, violinist and conductor.

The excellent orchestras supporting these performances are the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Bath Festival Orchestra. They are conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler, Constantin Silvestri, and Yehudi Menuhin himself.

Menuhin is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century and his name is synonymous with the art of violin playing.

Here is Yehudi Menuhin in the Violin Concerto D Major, op. 61 by Beethoven:  



And next, here is Yehudi Menuhin playing the Bach Solo Sonata No. 3: