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Felix Mendelssohn & John Adams: Violin Concertos / Chad Hoopes, violin. Kristjan Jarvi, MDR Leipzig Radio SO

Audio Samples

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Adams, John : Concerto for Violin

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Adams, John : Concerto for Violin
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For those just discovering Chad Hoopes, nineteen-year-old American violinist, the term "revelation" aptly applies. For his début in the recording studio he has chosen two seemingly opposed concertos: Mendelssohn's famous violin concerto and the concerto composed by his compatriot, John Adams. "Implacably melodic", says Adams of his work. Mr. Hoopes is supported by Kristjan Järvi and his Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The New York Times, May 2014
The cover of this impressive CD shows the prodigiously talented American violinist Chad Hoopes in a hooded sweatshirt, a bow balanced on his folded arms. There's balance, too, in the choice of repertory here: Mendelssohn's evergreen concerto in an urgent, passionate rendition, and that of John Adams, showing off Mr. Hoopes's enormous stamina and brilliant, zippy sound.

CD HotList, May 2014
Chad Hoopes is just as convincing delivering the swooning emotional immediacy of Mendelssohn as the sharp intellectualism of the Adams. His playing is indeed remarkable, and the album as a whole is deeply satisfying.

Lisa Flynn, April 2014
Praised equally for his "molten bravura" (News Times Connecticut) and "understated sensitivity" (Sarasota Herald-Tribune), the exceptional 19-year-old violinist Chad Hoopes' first disc from Naïve blends old-world passion and new-world panache, featuring two iconic concertos-Mendelssohn's beloved Violin Concerto in E minor and John Adams' endlessly melodic Violin Concerto from 1993.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: MDR-Studio Leipzig (Augustusplatz) (11/2013).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performer: Chad Hoopes (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
  • Ensemble: MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 25 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Adams, John : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Chad Hoopes (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
  • Ensemble: MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1993