In this episode, I talk about one of my favourite violin concertos, the Mendelssohn violin concerto Op.64 in E Minor. In particular, I was interested in exploring what Mendelssohn intended his music to be played.
Judging from most performance recordings I have listened to, it appears that most players did not follow the doctrine laid out by Mendelssohn himself. This leads to a fundamental question in classical music performance... should one sacrifice composer's intent for the sake of originality? Or should it be the other way round?
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