Mentor + Mentee
How cool is it if the person who helps you get through a tough time ends up introducing you to your calling? That seems to have been the case with Yehudi Menuhin when Daniel Hope's mother came to work for him.
I had known Daniel from a documentary he presented about violins (which is oddly not on IMDB). Then when I caught an episode of 'Off The Record' later that year my mind decided that I will watch as much as I could.
I was going to write that it was rare for me to come across a classical that pulled me in, then I was reminded of Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' (just the first movement!), Bach pieces arranged for Classical Guitar, and artist that fall under the Nu/Contemporary banner (like composers Ludovico Einaudi and Ólafur Arnalds).
Then they showed a clip of Daniel recording a piece (track 12) from Béla Bartók with Rutén Kolomejka. I did not know it was Rutén as they didn't flash his name (unless I missed it!?) until I saw the track list.
(I did manage to find out additional details of the piece though. Apparently it's from Duo No. 35 and is titled: 'Ruthenian Kolomejka')
Of course now I can't get enough of the duos...so:
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