Yehudi Menuhin: Chemin de Lumiere (1971)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This documentary film examines the life of virtuoso violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Though Menuhin is known for his classical work, he has performed a wide variety of music, including jazz and rock pieces. He is also known for his collaborations with classical Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, among others. He is likely to be best-remembered, however, for his tireless work in educating young performers. This film does more than show concert footage; interviews with his wife, mentor/friend Arthur Rubenstein, and his sisters, who are virtuoso pianists are shown. Naturally, the performer himself is interviewed, and his interviews are highlights of this well-made French documentary.



classical-music, concert-footage, interview, music-teacher, violinist, virtuoso