A unique documentary. Menuhin filmed for Hollywood in the Mendelssohn Concerto.
This is one of the most surprising images, that of Yehudi Menuhin filmed in Charlie Chaplin's studios in Hollywood in 1947 and conducted by Antal Dorati with the Hollywood Symphonic Orchestra formed especially for the occasion.
The performances of Hungarian Dances No. 5 and No. 4 by Brahms that follow, perfectly reveal the agility of Menuhin, accompanied on the piano by Adolph Baller and Antal Dorti himself, whereas in Habanera by Sarasate, the filmmaker has the audacity to film the violinist from behind.
Menuhin in his intimacy
Orchestre de chambre de la RTF, Pierre Capdevielle