Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64
Felix Mendelssohn


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Mendelssohn has 5 entries in the Ultimate Hall of Fame — the same amount as Dvořák and Puccini, amongst others — and this is his highest. It slid to its lowest ever position of number 57 in the most recent countdown.

Anyone aspiring to be a concert violinist simply has to have this one in his or her repertoire. Nearly 150 years after its composition, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto remains one of the most regularly performed and most loved of all instrumental concertos. And ever since its birth, the work has had a rather strange affinity with very young soloists.