Personalities | Yehudi Menuhin | Contemporary | Classical
Menuhin studied with George Enescu (1881–1955). As a child prodigy he appeared in San Francisco in 1924 and in New York in 1926. He made his debut in Paris in 1927, in Berlin in 1928 and in London in 1929. His famous 1932 recording of the Elgar concerto under the composer’s baton is still in the catalogue. He gave many concerts for Allied troops during the war. He settled in London in 1959, and devoted the latter part of his musical career to conducting. He took British citizenship, and was raised to the peerage and appointed to the Order of Merit.
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