Tips on Nailing Tricky Double-Stops in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

By Laurel Thomsen Considered one of the world’s greatest violin concertos since 1845, when it was first premiered by its dedicatee, violinist Ferdinand David, Mendelssohn’s thematically lyrical and structurally innovative violin concerto has inspired composers and generations of violinists. After tackling what are considered “student” concertos—Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn, a Mozart concerto or two, and perhaps … Continue reading Tips on Nailing Tricky Double-Stops in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto