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Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Mendelssohn (DVD)


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s violin concerto belongs to the standard repertoire of every violinist. It is famous for its delicate balance between rich melodies and virtuoso sections. But it is the smallest of nuances and plays of emotion that elevate Mendelssohn’s work to such esteemed heights. Renowned violinist Frank-Michael Erben discusses these elements and plays his favourite passages, identifying the suspenseful moments embodied within the work before the German musicologist Armin Koch provides his own expert analysis.

Includes a live concert perfomance from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur. Recorded live at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, May 1997

Violin Concerto in E Minor [1884]
Orchestra – Gewandhaus orchester
Conductor – Kurt Masur
Soloist – Frank-Michael Erben
Place/Year – Mendelssohn Gala 1997