My Tribute To Yehudi Menuhin / Daniel Hope
Bartók: 44 Duos for Two Violins, BB 104, Sz. 98 (extracts) Daniel Lozakovitj (violin) El-Khoury: Unfinished Journey Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12 Enescu: Hora Unirei Henze, H: Adagio Adagio Knümann: Rumänisch Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. post. Ravel: Deux mélodies hébraïques: Kaddisch Reich: Duet Simos Papanas (violin) Tavener: Song of the Angel Chen Reiss (soprano) Vivaldi: Concerto, Op. 3 No. 8 'Con due Violini obligati', RV 522 Simos Papanas (violin)
This year marks the 100th anniversary of violin legend Yehudi Menuhin, and Daniel Hope dedicates a complete album to his former mentor and close friend. After fleeing from the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and ending up in England, Hope’s mother was offered a job as a secretary to Menuhin, and later became his manager. Hope says Menuhin is the reason he became a violinist. This new album is a beautiful selection of works, mostly commissioned by/for Yehudi Menuhin including Takemitsu’s Nostalghia, Reich’s Duet for 2 Violins and String Orchestra and Henze’s Adagio. The Vivaldi Concerto RV 522 for 2 Violins was the piece Hope and Menuhin played together many times in the past.