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BBC Concert Orchestra debut at The Menuhin Hall, Cobham

PUBLISHED: 17:43 14 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:09 20 February 2013

BBC Concert Orchestra debut at The Menuhin Hall, Cobham

BBC Concert Orchestra debut at The Menuhin Hall, Cobham

Commemorating the 13th anniversary of Yehudi Menuhin's death, the BBC Concert Orchestra made its debut appearance at The Menuhin Hall in Cobham on Monday March 12.

Photo: Andy Newbold


Commemorating the 13th anniversary of Yehudi Menuhins death, the BBC Concert Orchestra made its debut appearance at The Menuhin Hall in Cobham on Monday March 12.


This live broadcast included works by composers with whom Yehudi had a special and sometimes personal relationship.


Bach was omnipresent throughout Menuhins life and his Concerto for Two Violins was one of Menuhins earliest studio recordings (1930 Yehudis teacher Enescu played the other solo violin part).


In the concert the 13-year-old Menuhin School pupil, Elvina Auh accompanied past pupil Tasmin Little in this work.


Another pupil, 19-year-old cellist, Jamal Aliyev from Azerbajan, gave a memorable performance of Paganinis Theme and Variations on a Theme from Moses by Rossini.


The schools director of music, Malcolm Singer conducted the rest of the programme, which also included Beethovens Symphony No 1 in C Major Op 21.

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