Roberto Prosseda, Shlomo Mintz

Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (Download)

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Roberto Prosseda, Shlomo Mintz

Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (Download)

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Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos

Roberto Prosseda, Shlomo Mintz & Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen

Decca / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue DECCA4818483

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About the Album

THE YOUNG MENDELSSOHN A  kind  of  second  Mozart:  these  were the  words  used  to  describe  the  twelveyear-old  Felix  Mendelssohn  by  Johann Wolfgang  von  Goethe,  no  less,  a  man who  in  1763  heard  the  young  Mozart perform  when  he  was  barely  seven.

In May  1823, Mendelssohn  had  completed  the Concerto  in  D  minor  for  violin,  piano and  orchestra,  MWV  O4,  intending  the solo  parts  for  himself  and his  friend  and  teacher Eduard  Rietz. Mendelssohn decided  to  revise  and  amend  the  score, adding winds and timpani. The  work  is  in  three  parts,  and  owes much  to  the  examples  of  Mozart  and Weber  (especially  in  the  more  brilliant passages),  with  the  clear  addition  of  that of  Beethoven. 

At  the  end  of  1822  Mendelssohn conceived  the  second  work  on  this  CD: the  Concerto  for  violin  and  strings  in  D minor,  MWV  O3,  the  solo  part  of  which was  written  also for Eduard  Rietz. The  concerto  has  survived  in  two slightly  different  manuscript  versions. The  first,  which  can  be  considered definitive,  came  into  the  possession  of Clara  Schumann  in  1890.  Today  it  is held  in  the  Deutsche  Staatsbibliothek  in Berlin,  along  with  other  autographs  of the  composer’s  juvenilia.  The  second, which  has  only  a  sketch  of  the  third movement,  was  given  by  the  composer’s widow  Cécile  Jeanrenaud  to  the  violinist Ferdinand  David,  Mendelssohn’s  friend and  collaborator.  In  London,  in  the spring  of  1951  the  rare  book  dealer Albi  Rosenthal  showed  this  manuscript to  the  violinist  Yehudi  Menuhin,  who produced  the  first  edition,  published by  Peters,  and  gave  the  first  modern performance,  at  Carnegie  Hall  in  New York  on  4  February  1952. 

The  String  symphony  no.10  in  B minor,  MWV  N10  was  completed  on 18  May  1823.  It  consists  of  a  single movement  which,  according  to  some scholars,  might  originally  have  been completed  by  two  further  movements that  have  since  been  lost. 

Album tracks

  1. Allegro Violin Concerto in D Minor MWV O 3
  2. Andante Violin Concerto in D Minor MWV O 3
  3. Allegro Violin Concerto in D Minor MWV O 3
  4. String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor MWV N 10
  5. Allegro Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D Minor MWV O 4
  6. Adagio Concerto for Violin Piano and Strings in D Minor MWV O 4
  7. Allegro molto Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D Minor MWV O 4



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