Violin and piano - Difficulty: medium
SKU: PE.EP1731A Solo Part ed. by Carl Flesch
. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn. Edited by Carl Flesch. Violin & Piano. Edition Peters. Classical Period. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out violin part). With solo part and piano reduction. Opus 64. 44 pages. Edition Peters #98-EP1731A. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP1731A).
ISBN 9790300755908. 9x12 inches. Key: E minor. English.
Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos in history.
Mendelssohn originally proposed the idea of the violin concerto to Ferdinand David, a close friend and then concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Although conceived in 1838, the work took another six years to complete and was not premiered until 1845. During this time, Mendelssohn maintained a regular correspondence with David, who gave him many suggestions. The work itself was one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic era and was influential on many other composers. This classic Edition Peters edition of the work is edited by Carl Flesch. In addition to a piano score a separate violin part is included.