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Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin and Strings (Liviu Prunaru)

Accompanied by the Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra), Romanian violinist Liviu Prunaru performs Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor. Recorded at the TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on October 28, 2016. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin, 1962)

Accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, Yehudi Menuhin performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61. Conductor: Sir Colin Davis. This 1962 filmed performance is a treasure of classical music, and was a specially recorded performance at BBC TV Center for their series “International Concert Hall”. The recording took place on 22 April 1962, Menuhin’s 46th birthday. The concertmaster (leader)(1) was Hugh Maguire (2 August 1926 – 14 June 2013), the Irish violinist, leader, concertmaster and principal player of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1962-1967).
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Bach – Sonata For Violin And Harpsichord No. 4 (Menuhin, Gould)

Widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, American-born violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin and the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century, perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in C Minor for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1017. It is the fourth of Bach’s Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014–1019, probably compiled in Cöthen (1717–1723), and revived with a few modifications to the last two sonatas in Leipzig in the last decades of the composer’s life.
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Bach – Concerto for Two Violins (Yehudi Menuhin and David Oistrakh)

American-born violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin and renowned Soviet classical violinist David Oistrakh play Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or “Bach Double”. Orchestre de Chambre de la RTF conducted by Pierre Capdeville. Paris, Salle Pleyel 1958. A mesmerizing video, enjoy!
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