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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, etc / Hengelbrock, Hope, et al

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andres Maienlied ("Hexenlied"), Op. 8/8
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Suleika ("Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/4
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Mendelssohn's beautiful 'Violin Concerto' - a work that fascinated the 6-year-old Daniel Hope in his early days of learning the violin. Though the teachers at his musical boarding school outside London forbade him from playing a piece they deemed too difficult for a child, Hope couldn't resist. He secretly practiced Mendelssohn in the bathroom until caught by his teachers, who summoned Hope's parents. For his DG debut Hope has chosen the "Urtext" version. The first version that Mendelssohn wrote was considerably revised according to the wishes of the violinist Ferdinand David for whom the concerto was originally composed. Now Hope has unearthed the first version from 1844 that still has all the elements that make this piece a hit but at the same time is much more passionate and vivid according to Hope.



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock
  • Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
  • Running Time: 25 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
  • Performers: Pascal Siffert (Viola); Sophie Besançon (Violin); Kate Gould (Cello); Lucy Gould (Violin); William Conway (Cello); Steuart Eaton (Viola); Christian Eisenberger (Violin); Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 10/15/1825

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andres Maienlied ("Hexenlied"), Op. 8/8
  • Performers: Sebastian Knauer (Piano); Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1824-1825

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Suleika ("Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/4
  • Performers: Sebastian Knauer (Piano); Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa ??/??/1832-01/23/1837.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
  • Performers: Sebastian Knauer (Piano); Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/01/1835