Introducing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Patrick Bailey introduces Mendelssohn's virtuosic Violin Concerto.

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Royal Festival Hall 2014/15

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Dazzling virtuosity

Followed by Beethoven’s most famous symphony of all

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Beethoven Overture, Egmont
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Ray Chen violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

In 2008 an unknown Taiwanese-Australian won one of the biggest prizes in music: the Yehudi Menuhin Competition for violinists. A year later, he won another: the legendary Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. The violinist was Ray Chen, and the Menuhin jury praised his performance of the Mendelssohn Concerto for its freshness, spontaneity and infectious delight. Chen performs the Concerto here, after impassioned overtures by Beethoven and Schumann and before the most famous symphony of all: Beethoven’s depiction of fate knocking at the door of a mortal, and the mortal winning an extraordinary and uplifting victory over it.

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