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Yehudi Menuhin Returns to the USSR, Part I

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Walter Reade Theater

Bruno Monsaingeon, director. 1988.

Legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin was a New Yorker born to Jewish parents from Belarus. Bruno Monsaingeon created 13 films about the great violinist, including a series on his return to the land of his forefathers in 1987, which Monsaingeon captures through conversation, rehearsal footage, and concerts. The program concludes with a recital excerpt from Menuhin on that journey, featuring Bartók’s energetic Sonata No. 1.