Isabelle Faust, Freiburger Barockorchester & Pablo Heras-Casado - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - Symphony No. 5 & The Hebrides (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:35 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
After the mystical 'Hebrides' Overture and the masterly ‘Reformation’ Symphony, Mendelssohn embarked on his second violin concerto. After a long gestation in which he polished the orchestration and meticulously revised the solo part, the work was finally premiered in Leipzig in 1845. From David to Joachim, virtuosos honed the violin part with the composer over successive revivals, leaving to posterity traces of their playing style: fingering, bowing and score markings.