Masterclass with Menuhin
Extraordinary meeting between two prodigies of the violin.
The Guelph Spring Festival provides the backdrop for this extraordinary meeting between two of the most impressive prodigies of the violin: 76-year-old Sir Yehudi Menuhin and 14-year-old Corey Cerovsek.
Directed by Niv Fichman
Produced by Rhombus Media
With the Camerata Lysy Gstaad (his own student orchestra from Switzerland) Menuhin, with characteristic warmth, humor, and rigor, holds a master class for some of Canada's most gifted violin students. The culmination is a dramatic performance of Bach's Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, with Menuhin and Cerovsek.
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1989
Copyright Date: 1988
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-103-6
"Fascinating footage of a young genius preparing for his encounter with the old master... full of gorgeous moments... the cameos of each violinist, little and big, are rich, intimate character studies full of warm humor."
"... full of gorgeous moments... the cameos of each violinist, little and big, are rich, intimate character studies full of warm humor." The Spectator
Awards and Festivals
Best Performing Arts Program, Gemini Awards
Honorable Mention, National Educational Film & Video Festival
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"There is definitely an audience for this video. Music lovers as well as students who may not have the good fortune to have Menuhin as a personal instructor will benefit from his astute observations. Library collections should feature this program... It is highly recommended."
**** Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"High school and college string students, as well as orchestra teachers, will find this video enjoyable and beneficial."
Kansas Music Review