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Only Connect - Yehudi Menuhin <> Edward Elgar

How are these sitters connected?

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

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt
by 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

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