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

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

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 & 'Scottish' Symphony
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
BKD 216
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Booklet available for download
  • Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

    10:01
    $7.20
  • Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - I. Allegro molto appassionato - Presto
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

    13:25
    $7.20
  • Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - II. Andante - Allegretto non troppo
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

    09:04
    $4.80
  • Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - III. Allegro molto vivace
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

    05:57
    $4.80
  • 'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - I. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

    12:07
    $7.20
  • 'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - II. Vivace non troppo
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

    04:13
    $2.40
  • 'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - III. Adagio
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

    08:21
    $4.80
  • 'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
    Composer(s) Felix Mendelssohn
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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

    08:51
    $4.80

Total running time: 71 minutes.

Album information

An exceptionally beautiful recording of Mendelssohn, with violinist Joseph Swensen.

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.