Dec 23

Yehudi Menuhin Mendelssohn & Bruch Violin Concerti, Israel Philharmonic ?????

As compared to the Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Khatchaturian and Shostakovich violin concerti, I am relatively unfamiliar with the Bruch violin concerto. I wouldn’t be able to compare this recording with other performances. The Mendelssohn performance is virtually stupendous, and Menuhin shows a mastery of this concerto equalled by few others. His is a sweet, melodic, flowing performance. His style reminded me of the playing of the wife of a very good friend of mine (Anita H.) in the song-like delivery of even the technically most demanding portions of a piece. Both are delightful pieces worthy of a humble collection.

 

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