I too was shocked to hear that Yehudi Menuhin died. I only saw him in performance once: when he came to Ann Arbor, Michigan in the mid 1980's (around 1986-87) and conducted the Warsaw Chamber Orchestra (if I remember the name of the group correctly) and really enjoyed his way with an orchestra. As much as I respect him as a great humanitarian, his name will be best remembered as a great violinist and the Yehudi Menuhin School he left behind.
Regarding his relationship with Glenn Gould, it is amazing to me as well that Glenn would allow Yehudi to speak "off the script" as it were (for example in that Gould-Menuhin conversation in the "Music of Man" series). It is probably one of the few recorded examples of the way Glenn Gould sounded unscripted (more or less) and to me he sounds far more human and sunnier than just reading words from a script. Frankly I would rather have Gould speak unscripted more than he spoke scripted, but that is just my opinion. In any event, be well and take care.
From: Allan MacLeod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 1:50 PM
I was shocked to hear of Menuhin's death. He was getting old, but