Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

The violinist Kyung-Wha Chung made her international breakthrough at her
London debut performing the Tchaikovsky concerto with the London Symphony
Orchestra under André Previn. She has since concertized with all the
world's greatest orchestras and most eminent conductors, such as Sir Georg
Solti. "The last of the great international orchestral and operatic
maestri" (The Times), Sir Georg Solti is a living testament to the elegance
and impeccable tastefulness of Central European music-making. Solti's
remarkable partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra began in 1954,
when he first led the orchestra at the Ravinia Festival. After returning to
conduct the ensemble several times during the following years, he was named
Music Director in 1969 and held this post for a phenomenal 22 years. He is
credited with greatly extending and enhancing the orchestra's worldwide
reputation. His recordings of Mendelssohn's works with the Chicago Symphony
date from the late 1970s and represent a mellower, more lyrically accented
phase in the partnership between Solti and his orchestra.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Title: Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Conductor: Georg Solti
Soloist: Kyung-Wha Chung
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Video Director: Humphrey Burton
Genre: Concert
Length: 31 minutes
Cat.No.: A05501034
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