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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 & 'Scottish' Symphony

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 & 'Scottish' Symphony

...exceptionally beautiful
BKD 216 (Linn Records)
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1
Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
10:01 Play $5.10
2
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - I. Allegro molto appassionato - Presto

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - I. Allegro molto appassionato - Presto

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
13:25 Play $5.10
3
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - II. Andante - Allegretto non troppo

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - II. Andante - Allegretto non troppo

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
9:04 Play $3.40
4
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - III. Allegro molto vivace

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - III. Allegro molto vivace

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
5:57 Play $3.40
5
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - I. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - I. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
12:07 Play $5.10
6
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - II. Vivace non troppo

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - II. Vivace non troppo

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
4:13 Play $1.70
7
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - III. Adagio

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - III. Adagio

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
8:21 Play $3.40
8
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
8:51 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 72 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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This beautiful recording features of some of Mendelssohn's loveliest music.

Originally released in 2004, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning recordings

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen was principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 1996-2005.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s foremost cultural ambassadors. The Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen and Sir Charles Mackerras.
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'An exceptionally beautiful recording of Mendelssohn, with violinist Joseph Swensen...Lack[s] nothing in attack or passion but benefit[s] in clarity of detail from the chamber size of the ensemble and the superb recording standards befitting this label.' The Observer


Acclaimed both as a conductor and violinist, Joseph Swensen combines his considerable talents in this, his first collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This exceptionally beautiful recording of some of Mendelssohn's loveliest music showcases Swensen's skills as a virtuoso violinist with playing of unusual grace.

The Hebrides, widely known as Fingal's Cave, is one of Mendelssohn's most popular works; its programmatic depiction of the Scottish sea cave has captured the imagination of listeners for many years. The Violin Concerto marks Mendelssohn's last large orchestral work. Considered an essential work for all aspiring concert violinists to master, it remains one of the most frequently performed concertos. Many regard the 'Scottish' Symphony as Mendelssohn's best orchestral work; once again taking inspiration from Scotland (this time Holyrood Chapel), the symphony contains one of Mendelssohn's finest scherzos.

Dedicated to Dorothy Delay

View the booklet in full here.

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01 September 2014
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