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Yehudi Menuhin

Data de nascimento: 22. Abril 1916
Data de falecimento: 12. Março 1999


Yehudi Menuhin, Barão Menuhin de Stoke d'Abernon, OM, KBE foi um violinista e maestro estado-unidense que passou a maior parte de sua carreira no Reino Unido. Apesar de ter nascido na Cidade de Nova Iorque, ele se naturalizou suíço em 1970 e britânico em 1985. É considerado um dos maiores virtuosos do violino do século XX.

Citações Yehudi Menuhin

„What guides us is children's response, their joy in learning to dance, to sing, to live together. It should be a guide to the whole world.“

—  Yehudi Menuhin
In: Tessa Souter Anything I Can Do... You Can Do Better: How to unlock your creative dreams and change your life, Random House, 31 July 2011, p. 156


„To play great music, you must keep your eyes on a distant star.“

—  Yehudi Menuhin
In: Rene J. Smith The Spirit of Flight, Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 15 January 2012, p. 30

„Peace may sound simple — one beautiful word — but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.“

—  Yehudi Menuhin
In: U S Congress Congressional Record, V. 151, PT. 6, April 21, 2005 to May 5, 2005, Government Printing Office, 2009 , p. 7471


„The violinist must possess the poet's gift of piercing the protective hide which grows on propagandists, stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within.“

—  Yehudi Menuhin
In: The complete violinist: thoughts, exercises, reflections of an itinerant violinist, Summit Books, 1 April 1986, p. 95

„I would hate to think I am not an amateur. An amateur is one who loves what he is doing. Very often, I'm afraid, the professional hates what he is doing. So, I'd rather be an amateur.“

—  Yehudi Menuhin
in: The compleat violinist: thoughts, exercises, reflections of an itinerant violinist, Summit Books, 1 April 1986, p. 79

„We in the Western world have grown to understand matter as imprisoned light, and light as liberated matter, yet this has had no influence on our spiritual thought. In practical terms it only led to the creation of the atom bomb.“

—  Yehudi Menuhin
In: Sushama Londhe A Tribute to Hinduism: Thoughts and Wisdom Spanning Continents and Time about India and Her Culture, Pragun Publications, 2008, p. 341

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