Only Connect - Yehudi Menuhin <> Edward Elgar

How are these sitters connected?


Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin, by Unknown photographer, 1970s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin
by Unknown photographer
1970s
NPG x27595

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Sir William Rothenstein, 1917 - NPG  - © estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt
by Sir William Rothenstein
1917
NPG 3868

The connection
Edward Elgar conducted a recording with 16-year-old Yehudi Menuhin of his Violin Concerto. This offered new, youthful optimism, while reaching out to the previous century.

Find out more about Menuhin connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Explore other Menuhin connections

NPG 5137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Yehudi Menuhin <> Benjamin Britten

NPG x27595 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Yehudi Menuhin <> Eric Fenby

NPG 4975(8) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Yehudi Menuhin <> Frederic Delius

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Yehudi Menuhin <> Michael Tippet

NPG x33552 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Yehudi Menuhin <> Priaulx Rainier


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