Which violin did Menuhin love best?main
The late Lord Menuhin, who would have been 100 years old on April 22, vacillated all his life between a Stradivarius and a Guarnerius del Gesu, acquiring or borrowing several exemplars of each maker.
The history of his violins is nicely traced in a centennial article here by Tully Potter.
Had he been alive, those who knew Yehudi would have greeted him today with Happy Passover.
Little known fact: Yehudi took care not to appear in concert on the Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur and Seder night, asking a family of observant Jews to advise him on diary clashes.