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Laurie Niles

2012 Violinist.com Tournament, Round 3, Day 1: Mendelssohn vs. Beethoven

March 28, 2012 at 7:53 PM

We have reached our Final Four in the Violin Concerto Tournament: the Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky concertos!

Now the voting gets downright near-impossible; and yet, we all have our favorites. Be truthful! Share your favorites, your thoughts and your arguments.

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto vs. Beethoven Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn Beethoven

And for your listening pleasure, a few oldies but goodies:

Christian Ferras plays the Mendelssohn:

Jascha Heifetz plays the Beethoven:


From Matthew Dakoutros
Posted on March 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Beethoven all the way. I love the Heifetz video!!
From elise stanley
Posted on March 29, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I adore the mendelsohn - but yes, the beethoven is sublime. I can't see a way to vote against it.
From julio Custode
Posted on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 AM
This was the hardest choice yet. I love both, but not exactly for the same reasons.
From Paul Deck
Posted on March 29, 2012 at 1:29 AM
That video of Heifetz playing the Big B is just ridiculously good. Go Beethoven!!!

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