Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yehudi Menuhin and Hephzibah Menuhin Play Franck Schubert Bartok |
EMI Classic Archive 25
Actors: Yehudi Menuhin, Hephzibah Menuhin, Thea King
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Menuhin/ Brother and Sister Duo
Lisa M. Pignotti | Austin,TX. | 10/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is amazing. The music played by a brother and sister, the closness and the emotion you feel when you hear this is so wonderful.
The Franck Sonata is the best performance I've ever heard, and I've heard many performances of the Franck Sonata. I've never seen anyone before now play this work by memory. No one has to play these works by memory, but I guess they have played it so much, it was memorized. Hephzibah has such power, but yet soft on the keys. Never harsh.Her technique is outstanding. It is hard to believe that her parents wanted her to be a house wife and mother, and didn't want her to go into music. The woman is a genius like her brother.
Back in the 1970's I heard Hephzibah Menuhin live in a recital with flutist Elaine Shaffer. The highlight of my life. I was 13, sitting in the front row. I was a flute student, and now I'm a pro flutists. I also had the pleasure to meet these two strong women back stage.It wasn't long after that, Elaine Shaffer died of cancer. But back to this video. The cellist, Maurice Gendron is also a musicians musician. I never even have heard of him untill now, and that surprises me because I have a great passion for the cello.
I hope you will buy this amazing DVD. It's one of a kind."
The Rebirth of Enescu?
BLee | HK | 04/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Menuhin's playing reminds us of Enescu so much (and the influence of Carl Flesch is small)! With Kreisler, you're listening to a cozy friend and with Menuhin, you're communicating heart to heart with a close relative.
The Schubert trio is an absolute jem from whichever way you look at it. The pianist is so delightful never quite as oppressive as Richter. Maurice Gendron is a most marvelous cellist who is even more impressive than his compatriots, Tortelier and Fournier. Their collaboration is most perfect.
Menuhin's Franck is as expressive as ever and perhaps only Thibaud could compare with him in this regard. His sister played this sonata without the score in front of her! And his Bartok is in colour with excellent sound. And some say his Bartok is even better than Szegetti.
This DVD doesn't give you a full dimension of Menuhin's art though, nor is there any climax."