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The Yehudi Menuhin School's New Album, "Around the World in 80 Minutes"

Released on Orchid Classics, the new album features students at the Menuhin School with guest artists Maxim Rysanov and Ashley Wass

 

The Yehudi Menuhin School was founded in Surrey, United Kingdom, in 1963 by violinist Yehudi Menuhin to provide a nurturing environment for musically gifted students regardless of their economic status. To this day, the school nurtures 86 students aged 8-19.

In celebration of the school's history and commitment to musical education, the Menuhin School in collaboration with Orchid Classics, has released its debut album, Around the World in 80 Minutes. The album features international composers including Elgar, Bartok, Florence Price, Gershwin, and more.

Around the World in 80 Minutes presents a celebration of music as a universal language and draws inspiration from the diverse backgrounds of its students. The album opens with Elgar's Chanson de Matin in England which was orchestrated by William Henry Reed, and continues throughout Europe, to Asia, Australia, Africa, the Americas, and rounds out back in Europe with the traditional Irish folk tune "Danny Boy" arranged by a Menuhin School student.

To purchase and listen to the album, click here.

The album features guest artists Grammy-nominated Ukrainian-British violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov who is currently the Associate Artist at the Menuhin School, and pianist Ashley Wass who is currently the Director of Music at the school, along with alumni and current students.

 

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