Re-released in 2016 on the occasion of Yehudi Menuhin’s 100th birthday, this film is devoted to the artistic heritage of a personality who ranked among the most extraordinary musicians of his time, even as a child. Menuhin was not a mere musician: he was a cosmopolitan, a peacemaker and a true humanist. French filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon, who filmed this great retrospective, describes his work with Menuhin as follows: “He threw himself into it whole-heartedly, with great sense of humour and overwhelming humanity. This film also shows my heartfelt gratitude for a man who gave such decisive sense to my own existence.”
Le Violon du Siecle · The Violin of the Century · Der Geiger des Jahrhunderts:
•A grand retrospective by Bruno Monsaingeon, one of the most renowned music documentary filmmakers of our time:
•A life in pictures: award-winning documentary in memory of Yehudi Menuhin, produced in 1995.
•Richly endowed with a wealth of photographic and audiovisual archive material.
•Yehudi Menuhin’s extraordinary career since its very beginnings in his early childhood years, told in his own words.
•Important anniversary: Yehudi Menuhin – centenary: 22 April 2016.