Menuhin was a violinist that I heard live in concerts when a student in the 1960s, and his playing varied between the sublime and frankly embarassing, but I consider him one of the all time greats of the violin.
This collection of 10 CDs is an absolute bargain as it contains many of his best performances. The Sibelius Concerto is played like nobody else, there are rough passages and a sense of struggle, but the work is transformed from a virtuoso violin piece to one of epic proportions. Strangely there is no Tchiakovsky Concerto - I don't think it was one that suited him.
The Brahms, Walton, Bartok, are all characterised with his particular style, a mixture of suffering, anger, and soulfulness.
What is not so appropriate are some of the baroque works - The Vivaldi 4 seasons is quite insufferable, stodgy, and the worst I've heard! however the guys a genius and one can't really complain. Perfection is not one of the 4 virtues!