Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin passed away on March 12, 1999 after a long and fruitful career as a musician.  He is known primarily as a great violinist and conductor, but he also wrote some very good books on music and used music to transcend cultural boundaries.

He studied and practiced yoga to help him achieve a state of deep relaxation, and he believed that the relaxation made him a better violinist.

He said, "I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.”

We are fortunate that we are heirs to his legacies.