Yehudi Menuhin was a legend in his own time. Born in April, 1916 in New York to Russian-Jewish parents, he made his debut at the age of seven, playing Lalo's notoriously difficult "Symphonie Espagnole" with the San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra. By 11, he had made his historic debuts in Paris and New York, at 12 in Berlin and at 13 in London, thus launching himself on a career that was to take him all over the world in the ensuing decades, playing with leading conductors and orchestras. Alonside his renown as a musician, Yehudi Menuhin is also remembered for his committed humanitarianism, exemplified by his championship of young musicians and his work for international understanding and the many causes close to his synoptic mind and generous spirit. First published in 1976, Lord Menuhin's autobiography was updated by him and reissued in 1996. This book tells the full story and reflects the many and varied interests of one of the most gifted musicians and original intellects of the 20th century.
See Description above. Yehudi Menuhin died in 1999.