Everyone knows Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E-Minor. But, what about his Concerto in D-Minor? The thirteen-year-old Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor remained unknown until a dealer in rare musical scores and books showed the manuscript to Yehudi Menuhin in 1951. The violinist bought it, edited the first published edition, gave the first modern performance in New York on 4th February 1952 and made the first record two days later. This was also his first appearance on disc as violinist-conductor. In the United States the recording was issued on LP coupled with the present version of the E minor Violin Concerto under Furtwängler, but the reciprocal arrangement between RCA Victor and HMV was breaking down and so, rather than wrestle with contractual problems, HMV simply set down the work again in London for the British market, on 2nd April 1953, with Sir Adrian Boult conducting. Towards the end of his career Menuhin made a further coupling of the two Mendelssohn Concertos under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.0 GB
|Mendelssohn: Concerto In E Minor, Op.64|
|A1||1st Movement: Allegro Molto Appasionato||12:46|
|A2||2nd Movement: Andante||8:44|
|A3||3rd Movement: Allegretto Non Troppo – Allegro Molto Vivace||5:35|
|Mendelssohn: Concerto In D Minor|
|B1||1st Movement: Allegro||9:12|
|B2||2nd Movement: Andante||8:06|
|B3||3rd Movement: Allegro||4:20|
Analyzed folder: /96k Mendelssohn – Violin Concerti – Menuhin
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -0.72 dB -18.82 dB A1 Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 – 1st Mov. Allegro Molto Appasionato.aif
DR14 -2.65 dB -22.81 dB A2 Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 – 2nd Mov. Andante.aif
DR13 -1.12 dB -19.39 dB A3 Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 – 3rd Mov. Allegretto Non Troppo – Allegro Molto Vivace.aif
DR13 -1.13 dB -18.90 dB B1 Concerto In D Minor – 1st Mov. Allegro.aif
DR13 -1.47 dB -20.86 dB B2 Concerto In D Minor – 2nd Mov. Andante.aif
DR14 -0.50 dB -18.61 dB B3 Concerto In D Minor – 3rd Mov. Allegro.aif
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR13
- Composer – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
- Conductor – Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
- Engineer – Neville Boyling
- Liner Notes – W. A. Chislett, Yehudi Menuhin
- Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
- Producer – Ronald Kinloch Anderson
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