Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos

Outstanding British violinist Tamsin-Waley Cohen—described by the late Ruggiero Ricci following a masterclass as 'the most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered'—performs a fittingly prodigious work by Felix Mendelssohn.

The Violin Concerto in D minor was composed when Mendelssohn was just 13, and has remained popular with audiences the world over since its rediscovery in the middle of the 20th century by Yehudi Menuhin. The work is paired on this disc with Mendelssohn's Concerto for violin & piano, where Waley-Cohen is joined by British pianist Huw Watkins, all alongside the enthusiastic accompaniment of the Orchestra of the Swan under David Curtis.

SIGCD342  59 minutes 45 seconds
'A brilliant performance' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Orchestra of the Swan does a fine job of revealing the qualities of this master' (The New York Times)