The first full-length feature on the world's premiere violinist, this acclaimed documentary (it was the "Grand Award Winner" at the New York International Film and Television Festival) provides a smart and emotional look at Yehudi Menuhin's remarkable history. Tracing his roots from a New York City childhood, through his amazing Paris debut at age eleven, to his illustrious professional career, YEHUDI MENUHIN is an intimate and comprehensive portrait which contains newsreel footage and interviews. It was filmed on location in Saanen, Switzerland; London & Stoke d'Abernon England; Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; East & West Berlin & Dresden, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; San Francisco & New York, USA.
Description by Image Entertainment:
From child prodigy to world-famous conductor and teacher, Yehudi Menuhin was one of the world's undisputed international ambassadors of music. Director Tony Palmer's intimate film profile reveals Menuhin's history from his New York roots and sensational Paris debut at age eleven to becoming the first major Western classical soloist playing jazz and Indian music and running a school at Stoke d'Abernon. Grand Award Winner at the New York International Film and Television Festival for Best Overall Documentary.