Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Violin Concerto op. 64 in E minor
Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace


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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847) was a German clasical composer and pianist. His compositions include 5 symphonies and 3 piano concertos, all great works but it is his violin concerto in E minor I have selected as my favourite composition.

The track below is the final movement of the concerto and is played by Anne-Sophie Mutter with Herbert Von Karajan conducting the Berliner Philharmonic.

You can see the full piece being performed here which is a compilation of soloist Itzhak Perlman playing the three movements with different orchestras and conductors.

This concerto and the one by Bruch are possibly the two of the most popular violin concertos ever written and these two are often considered to be a pair. You will find the Bruch violin concerto featured among my favourites of Bruch compositions.

Felix Mendelssohn's discography can be found here.


Violin Concerto op. 64 in E minor
Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
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