World citizen

During World War Two, Menuhin played more than 500 concerts for Allied troops and became a symbol of peace. He was the first Jew to play with the Berlin Philharmonic after the war. As well as a classical repertoire, he explored music from other cultures and styles. While visiting India in 1952, he met Ravi Shankar and developed a deep admiration for both Shankar and Indian music. They subsequently gave many concerts together and made numerous recordings. He also regularly played and recorded with jazz virtuoso Stéphane Grappelli. After the US, he made Switzerland his home before finally becoming a British citizen and settling in England.