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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Kennedy, Tate, English Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6027495  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra

Length: 0 Hours 29 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[I]n the Mendelssohn [Kennedy] is unerring helped by Jeffrey Tate's consistently refreshing and sympathetic support. Though it is the English Chamber Orchestra accompanying, there is no diminution of scale whatever. With full and well-balanced sound, the piece even seems bigger, more symphonic than usual. In the slow movement Kennedy completely avoids sentimentality in his simple, songful view, and with Tate a devoted Mendelssohnian, the finale sparkles winningly with no feeling of rush. The coda is always a big test in this work, and Kennedy and Tate's reading is among the most powerful and exciting I can remember on record, thrust home superbly."

- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [1/1989]
"[I]n the Mendelssohn [Kennedy] is unerring helped by Jeffrey Tate's consistently refreshing and sympathetic support. Though it is the English Chamber Orchestra accompanying, there is no diminution of scale whatever. With full and well-balanced sound, the piece even seems bigger, more symphonic than usual. In the slow movement Kennedy completely avoids sentimentality in his simple, songful view, and with Tate a devoted Mendelssohnian, the finale sparkles winningly with no feeling of rush. The coda is always a big test in this work, and Kennedy and Tate's reading is among the most powerful and exciting I can remember on record, thrust home superbly."

- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [1/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 01 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: I. Allegro molto appassionato -
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: I. Allegro molto appassionato -
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace

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