Yehudi Menuhin Returns to the USSR, Part I
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.
This screening is approximately 85 minutes.
Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Classifilms.