Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (Violin and Piano). By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Ullrich Scheideler. For Piano, Violin. Violin. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = VII and 54 * Vl Part = 14. Softcover. G. Henle #HN720. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480720).
For the first time this celebrated concerto will now appear in a source-critical edition. Ullrich Scheideler depicts how the work evolved, describes its sources, and comments on the musical text. The well-known violinist Igor Ozim has marked up Mendelssohn's approved violin part, adding fingering and bowing marks as an aid to today's performers. He has also supplied a separate commentary showing that Mendelssohn's autograph already contains useful suggestions for shaping the solo part. The piano reduction – a revised version of the one that accompanied the first edition – lies well under the fingers while remaining as faithful as possible to the original text.