Mendelssohn wrote a lesser-known violin concerto in D minor (1822) when he was only thirteen, the young violinist Alina Ibragimova (born 28 September 1985) is playing a portrayal in itself of the music’s passion held in control through exquisite craft. For the most popular and admired of all of Mendelssohn’s compositions, the Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 (1844), Ibragimova has a glittering, knife-edge performance. And with Mendelssohn’s other juvenile works, all the music is superbly performed and is a perfect additional to any collection.
|1. Allegro molto appassinato (Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64)|
|3. Allegretto non troppo-Allegro molto vivace|
|4. Overture The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Op. 26|
|5. Allegro (Violin Concerto in D minor)|