Lena Neudauer, Matthias Kirschnereit, Timo Handschuh Mendelssohn : Violin Concertos

Mendelssohn : Violin Concertos

Lena Neudauer, Matthias Kirschnereit, Timo Handschuh

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on June 15, 2018 by CPO

Main artist: Lena Neudauer

Genre: Classical > Concertos

Distinctions: 5 de Diapason (September 2018)

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    Double Concerto for Violin & Piano in D Minor, MWV O4 (Felix Mendelssohn)
  1. 1 I. Allegro

    Lena Neudauer, Violin - Matthias Kirschnereit, Piano - Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Timo Handschuh, Conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 CPO (P) 2018 CPO

  2. 2 II. Adagio

    Lena Neudauer, Violin - Matthias Kirschnereit, Piano - Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Timo Handschuh, Conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 CPO (P) 2018 CPO

  3. 3 III. Allegro molto

    Lena Neudauer, Violin - Matthias Kirschnereit, Piano - Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Timo Handschuh, Conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 CPO (P) 2018 CPO

  4. Violin Concerto in D minor, MWV O3
  5. 4 I. Allegro

    Lena Neudauer, Violin - Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Timo Handschuh, Conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 CPO (P) 2018 CPO

  6. 5 II. Andante

    Lena Neudauer, Violin - Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Timo Handschuh, Conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 CPO (P) 2018 CPO

  7. 6 III. Allegro

    Lena Neudauer, Violin - Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Timo Handschuh, Conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 CPO (P) 2018 CPO

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Everyone knows Mendelssohn's violin concerto, at least the one in E Minor; and his piano concertos are reasonably well-known. But what about this concerto for piano and violin? Ha! To be sure, it's a work from his youth (to say the least): the work dates from 1823, when Mendelssohn was just 14 years old, but already displaying stupefying talents. This double concerto appears to have been written for private Sunday concerts in the family home; and yes, we can hear a few classical accents from Mozart and Beethoven (the latter was still alive!), and from Weber too in the sunnier moments, but the melodic development is already typically Mendelssohnian. Here we have the original version with string orchestra, because shortly after its first performance at the Sunday sessions it was re-written with wind and timpani. As for the Violin Concerto in D Minor, it is the work of a composer who is still young, just thirteen, although this version contains the revision that he made a few years later – more compact movements, and a complete third movement, as the first draft of 1822 only sketched the third movement in outline. Here, too, one is just gobsmacked by the maturity of the writer; were it by anyone other than Mendelssohn, there would be an uproar about this overlooked genius – even if the writer were an adult – whereas, as it's Mendelssohn, what people focus on is merely the youthfulness of the work. Just like we do, in this review… © SM/Qobuz

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