Friday, January 21, 2011

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto, Hebrides – Joseph Swenson, Scottish CO

 


 

 

 

 

  • Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Label: Linn Records
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Performer: Joseph Swensen, Scottish Chamber Orchestra 
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Review:

Rather than being solely a composer, Felix Mendelssohn should be considered a polymath - educated and skilled in music, painting and drawing, languages, the Felix Mendelssohn's Leipzig studyclassics, as well as being an accomplished sportsman, dancer and chess player. His musical accomplishments - of which composition was always the most important in his own eyes - also include performances as a virtuoso on the piano and organ, a gifted violinist, a conductor, and an administrator and editor who has left a legacy still respected and followed in the early twenty-first century. This CD was recorded at Edinburgh's Usher Hall. The orchestra is led by its Principal Conductor Joseph Swensen, who also plays the solo part in the Violin Concerto.

 

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