Menuhin, Yehudi

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Name
Menuhin, Yehudi Gender: M
born on 22 April 1916 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°41' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°32 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°17'



Yehudi Menuhin

Biography

American musician known as one of the most exquisite violinists in history. He was a prodigy who began to play at age three and made a formal debut on 3/12/1924, playing de Beriot's "Scene de Ballet" at a San Francisco Symphony young people's concert. On 3/12/1926, at age nine, he had his official San Francisco Symphonie debut and the following year, made a triumphant Carnegie Hall debut on 11/25/1927. His astonishing youthful virtuosity grew into one of the great musical talents of the 20th century. A musical genius, Menuhin was a profound artist who has played with all of the world's great symphonic orchestras. He was almost 13, 4/29/1929, when Albert Einstein followed him backstage after a concert in Berlin to embrace him, saying "Now I know there is a God in heaven!"

Born in New York of Russian Jewish emigrant parents who moved to San Francisco when he was two, he was both an American citizen and a British subject, and was made a baron - Lord Menuhin of Stoke d'Abernon - in 1993. Prior to that, he had been Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1965.

Menuhin was health-conscious and an early advocate of organic farming and alternative medicine; he also practiced yoga. During his later years he used hearing aids on both ears.

He married Nola in 1938; they had a son and a daughter and later divorced. He married a second time to a British ballerina, with whom he had two sons. A citizen of the world in every sense, he advocated peace and human rights. He was awarded the 1950 Nehru Peace Prize for International Understanding.

Undamaged by the praise and honors throughout his lifetime, he encouraged young musicians at his school in England and foundation in Belgium, and was honored with awards not only for his musicianship but as a humanitarian. During WW II, Menuhin gave some 500 concerts for U.S. and Allied troops and to raise Red Cross funds. In his 70s, when he could no longer play the violin to his satisfaction, he switched to conducting which he liked as it was joyful exercise.

Scheduled to conduct the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, he was forced to cancel when he became ill. Taken to Berlin's Martin Luther Hospital, he died of pneumonia and heart failure on 3/12/1999.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Grappelli, Stéphane (born 26 January 1908). Notes: Collaborated on the "Jalousie" album

Events

  • Work : New Career 12 March 1924 at 12:00 noon in San Francisco, CA (Professional debut at S.F. Symphony hall)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 12 March 1926 at 12:00 midnight in San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Symphony Debut)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 25 November 1927 (Carnegie Hall debut)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 29 April 1929 (Albert Einstein backstage after concert)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1938 (First marriage, Nola)
  • Work : Prize 1950 (Nehru Peace Prize for International Understanding)
  • Work : Gain social status 1965 (Knighted by QEII)
  • Work : Gain social status 1993 (Lord Menuhin of Stoke d'Abernon)
  • Death by Disease 12 March 1999 (Pneumonia, heart failure, age 82)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes date from his autobiography, "Unfinished Journey," and time from C.C. Zain who had the time, "given to Herndon by Menuhin's parents." Sabian Symbols No.673 gives 1/22/1917. His obituary in news sources gave 4/22/1916.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Organic foods, alternative medicines)
  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Began to play at age three)
  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic (Dynamic)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Fatal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Hearing aids in both ears)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Fatal failure)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Yoga)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (82 years)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at age seven)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Violin)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (By QEII)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Made a Baron, Nehru Peace Prize, others)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (One of the greats)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Outstanding violinist)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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