German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 208 years ago.
A student of Louis Spohr, he served as Concertmaster of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig – and held a prominent teaching position at the Leipzig Conservatorium.
He is remembered in history for having given the premiere performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor Op. 64.
VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO | KENT NAGANO & GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY | 2015