Classic FM 20-part radio series
Starts Saturday 9th January - 9pm to 10 pm for 20 weeks
"Yehudi Menuhin: The Master Musician", presented by Humphrey Burton, every Saturday 9 to 10 p.m. from 9 January to 21 May
In 1996, Classic FM first broadcast a series to mark the 80th birthday of Yehudi Menuhin, which was also presented by Burton. Menuhin was a much-loved figure in the UK: although born and raised in the United States, he lived in London, took British citizenship and eventually became first a knight of the realm and then a peer. At the time, he came to the Classic FM studios and spent hours reminiscing about his varied life and extraordinary career for what became a highly acclaimed radio series.
Twenty years later, and to mark Menuhin’s centenary in 2016, Classic FM will re-broadcast the entire series with fresh commentary, interviews and content.