Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845 – 172 years ago.
The first performance was given by German virtuoso Ferdinand David, with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester – conducted by Niels Gade.
The concerto took six years to complete – and is one of the most popular and frequently performed classical music works of all time.
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO | KENT NAGANO & GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
JULIA FISCHER | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO | MYUNG-WHUN CHUNG & ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIQUE DE RADIO FRANCE