Thursday, 25 February 2016

Humphrey Burton on Yehudi Menuhin


I've had a couple of lovely musical days. I spent yesterday evening with Humphrey Burton at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where began the centenary celebrations of his friend, Yehudi Menuhin, one of the great men of the 20th Century. And I'm pleased to learn that Humphrey's definitive book has been reissued by Faber. It is stunningly good:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Menuhin-Humphrey-Burton-CBE/dp/0571206794/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1456361781&sr=8-4&keywords=Yehudi+Menuhin

Today I did the last of the interviews for the revised and permanent edition of my own book, Talking about Ken Russell. Inspired by lovely long chats I've been having with Lindsay Kemp, I talked with Michael Garrett, whom you will remember playing the piano in Women in Love when Eleanor Bron scatters the corn and dances an entertainment. I'm delighted that Michael is still writing, recording and performing:

http://www.michaelgarrett.info/

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