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Daniel Hope and Chamber Music Society mark Menuhin centennial / New York Classical Review

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Daniel Hope knows how to throw a party. For the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center–and to mark what would have been Yehudi Menuhin's 100th birthday next month–Hope assembled a slate of works by composers connected to the late artist, who died in 1999. There's a strong link between the two violinists: Menuhin taught Hope when he was just nine years old. The program had symmetry: each half began with a Baroque gem (Bach and Vivaldi) and ended with a classic (Mendelssohn and Bartók), with short works from the 20th century in between.

For the Menuhin centennial, the violin legend whose playing Einstein once cited as a reason to believe in God, Hope - the six-time ECHO Klassik Award-winning violinist honors this anniversary by releasing his tenth Deutsche Grammophon recording, titled My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin. Having grown up within the Menuhin household, Hope went on to partner him in more than 60 concert performances, sharing a close association with the older violinist that was truly unique.

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