Mendelssohn originally proposed the idea of the violin concerto to Ferdinand David, a close friend and then concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Although conceived in 1838, the work took another six years to complete and was not premiered until 1845. During this time, Mendelssohn maintained a regular correspondence with David, who gave him many suggestions. The work itself was one of the foremost violin concertos of the Romantic era and was influential on many other composers.
|Date of composition||1844 (1838-1844; revised in 1845)|
|Premiered||1845, March 13th in Leipzig, Germany|
|First published||1845, Breitkopf und Härtel in Leipzig, Germany|
|Approx. duration||30 minutes|
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto pour violon en mi mineur, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto per violino in mi minore, Op. 64
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