Brilliant Classics has announced the release of Ukrainian-born violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv's new album: 'Mendelssohn'.
Recorded with pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, conductor Theodore Kuchar and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, the disc features Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D Minor - coupled with Mendelssohn's Concerto in D Minor for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra.
"The discovery of the orchestral version of the Double Concerto was the inspiration behind the album ... it is Mendelssohn himself who edited the concerto later in his life and added percussion and wind parts - the Double concerto sounds much more complete and full with such orchestration ... " Solomiya has told The Violin Channel.
"Mendessohn is a brilliant composer and there is so much to discover."
Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano
Theodore Kuchar & the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Label: Brilliant Classics
Release Date: October 11, 2019