Friday, January 28, 2011

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, 1st movement

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written. It is a piece dreamed about by most violinists and some non-violinists. It is truly a masterpiece.

I studied this piece in high school and instantly fell in love with it. Unfortunately I never was able to give it much justice and pretty much botched it at a recital. Regardless of my shortcomings as a performer, this piece still holds a very dear place in my heart. And lately it has been popping up everywhere. This week I heard it playing in my daughter's preschool class. It has been featured in an episode of Little Einsteins that my girls watching frequently. I woke up to it on the radio. I must say, if any piece of music is to pop up everywhere around me, this is a great one.

Read more about my experience with this piece here.
Watch a performance (not by me) here.

Oh how I love this piece.