Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64 (study score with CD) by Felix Mendelssohn
Edited by Richard Clarke. Published by Eulenberg
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is one of the most important German composers of the Romantic era. He was most comfortable composing in a charming, relatively conservative style influenced by the Classical period and free from many of the developing trends of the Romantic Era, while incorporating important innovations in many works. He also held a singular position in German musical life as the founder of the Leipzig Conservatory, a prominent conductor of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and a seminal figure in the revival of the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 is one of the most famous violin concertos and considered an essential work in a violinist's repertory. It is known for its soaring lyricism, dazzling virtuosity, and its significant innovations-not least, that the violin enters with the orchestra for the first time! It is presented in this excellent small study score. Includes audio CD with performance by Takako Nishizaki and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kenneth Jean.