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1916 2016

Menuhin Centenary

Celebrating the inspirational legacy of one of the 20th century's finest violinists

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.

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Live Music Now celebrates the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin

London, Cardiff and Edinburgh between April and December 2016

A programme of events in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh between April and December 2016

In 2016, Live Music Now is hosting and partnering in a series of events celebrating the Centenary of the birth of its founder, legendary violinist, Yehudi Menuhin. Part of Menuhin's legacy to the world was his vision that music can “comfort, heal and bring delight” and reach people "through every barrier, disability, language and circumstance”. Please join us to take this message further, and bring the unique benefits of music to those unable to access it, all around the UK and beyond.

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Yehudi Menuhin Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Music Museum

Monday 4th January 2016 – Wednesday 30th November 2016

To mark the centenary the Royal Academy of Music Museum in London presents "Yehudi Menuhin: Journeys with a Violin" till 30 November 2016

A lively programme of musical events accompanies the exhibition. Open 11.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday, 12-4pm Saturdays, closed public holidays, Royal Academy of Music Museum

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