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Hephzibah Menuhin, famous pianist, who is Mrs. Lindsay Nicholas, flying by Australian National Airways, from Melbourne to Sydney, with her husband and two sons, Marston (left) and Kronrod ; they are proceeding to Rome to meet the pianist's brother Yehudin Menuhin, with whom she will give recitals in England to open the Festival of Britain Hall, on May 5th [picture]
Bib ID 3425748
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description [1951] 
1 photograph : col. ; 20.3 x 25.5 cm. 
Series

Collection of Australian National Airways lobby cards.

Biography/History

A child prodigy like her violinist brother, Yehudi, American-born concert pianist, Hephzibah Menuhin toured the world giving piano concerts from an early age. In 1938 Hephzibah, aged 18, married Lindsay Nicholas, Australian heir to the Aspro fortune, and moved from California and the concert hall to live on Lindsay's remote sheep station in Victoria, Australia, where she led a privileged life. After World War 2, Hephzibah toured Europe and was shattered by the horrors of the concentration camps she visited. Having always been an avid champion of causes, she became increasingly alienated from her privileged life in Australia. The subsequent disintegration of her marriage and her affair with a Viennese sociologist scandalised Australia. She left her Australian life to set up the Centre for Human Rights in London with Viennese sociologist, Richard Hauser whom she married. Hephzibah died in 1981.

Notes

Part of the collection: Collection of Australian National Airways lobby cards.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-149939107

Subjects Menuhin, Hephzibah, 1920-1981 -- Portraits.  |  Nicholas, Lindsay -- Portraits.  |  Nicholas, Marston -- Photographs.  |  Nicholas, Kronrod -- Portraits.  |  Australian National Airways -- Photographs.  |  Pianists -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Children -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Aeronautics -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Airplanes -- Australia -- Photographs.
Occupation Pianists.
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