Yehudi Menuhin teams up with David Oistrakh for Bach’s Double Violin Concerto

Two musical legends from different origins came together to share a moment of magic in the language of violin music when they performed Bach’s Double Violin Concerto.

Yehudi Menuhin, Jewish formed a strong friendship with David Oistrakh, Russian in the 1940s and this was evident in the phenomenal rendition they gave of Bach’s famous work at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 1958.

Even though they both spoke different languages from different backgrounds, there was mutual respect and friendship that was evident in their performance. Menuhin and Oistrakh continued playing violin duets including Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante together till Oistrakh died in 1974.

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