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Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin Collection

Spanning 75 years, the career of Yehudi Menuhin included work as a virtuoso violinist and a highly respected conductor. The Yehudi Menuhin Collection, assembled by his family, consists of 54 78 rpm recordings of Menuhin performing violin works, often accompanied by his sister, Hephzibah Menuhin. The recordings were made primarily for the Victor and Gramophone companies between 1938 and 1950. They works by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms, but also recordings of lesser-known pieces, such as Ildebrando Pizzetti’s Sonata in A major.

This collection has been processed under the auspices of the Council on Library and Information Resources with generous financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Related collections

Privately produced Leopold Auer recording, signed by the artist on June 7, 1920.

Jascha Heifetz Collection

The Heifetz Collection features recordings by the violinist and a rare unpublished recording by Leopold Auer.


Jerry McBride
Head Librarian, Music Library
Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound
(650) 725-1146