Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Herbert von Karajan. He was not only an outstanding violinist, but also an ambassador of music who contributed with his art to international understanding: Yehudi Menuhin, born in 1916 as a child of Jewish immigrants in New York, traveled seven decades in music around the globe - as a violinist, teacher and later also as a conductor. The dedicated humanist and cosmopolitan was one of the first foreign soloists to perform in Germany after 1945. In 1957 he founded his own music festival in Gstaad (Switzerland). He received numerous awards for his contributions to the music and the brotherhood of nations. In March 1999, Yehudi Menuhin died in Berlin at the age of 82 while on a tour of Germany.