Two obituaries of Lady Menuhin, who as Diana Gould dance with Ballet Rambert: Lady Menuhin
Ballerina who gave up her career on the stage for a life devoted to the genius of a great musician. From The Times.
She called her autobiography Fiddler’s Moll, suggesting a carefree, gypsy life, and Diana Menuhin’s was certainly the life of a wanderer — criss-crossing continents, jetting from one capital to the next, meeting kings, presidents and potentates, packing, unpacking and setting up temporary homes across the world as she accompanied, supported, inspired and protected her husband Yehudi. For more than 50 years she was the bedrock on which one of last century’s musical geniuses rested, the devoted partner of a man whose dreamy impracticality and visionary otherwordliness was reined in by a wife whose acerbic common sense and insight into the snares of fame made her a formidable guardian of Yehudi’s talent. click for more
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From The Daily Telegraph
Lady Menuhin, who has died aged 90, was the devoted and fiercely energetic wife of Sir Yehudi (later Lord) Menuhin; for more than 50 years she supported, organised and inspired her husband, enabling him to dedicate his life to music and humanitarian causes.
A striking beauty, Diana Gould (as she then was) had been a talented ballerina when she met Menuhin, four years her junior, in 1945. Menuhin, a former child prodigy, was recovering from the breakdown of his first marriage, which had left him "alone and strangely lost".
They married in 1947, after which she focused her considerable ambition on her husband's career. "If one performing artist marries another," she wrote in her autobiography, Fiddler's Moll, in 1984, "it is obvious that one of the two must dissolve his or her persona in the other." click for more