Festivals: Holidays for Strings

"He rises with the sun and stands on his head. I ask him upside down what he wants for breakfast, and it's the usual oats, wheat, fruit, yogurt. Then he's off and running. He doesn't have a schedule—it's a palimpsest."

Diana Menuhin was not exaggerating. More like an Olympic sprinter in training than a 48-year-old violin virtuoso on tour, Yehudi Menuhin stays religiously in trim with yoga and health foods. Not that he is in any danger of getting fat. The busiest, fastest-moving musician on the international festival circuit, Menuhin has performed in some 50 concerts from Tel Aviv...

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