Written in 1823, this "double" concerto from the young composer presents
a brilliant and unusual concerto pairing. The central adagio movement
is a trademark of Mendelssohn "Song Without Words." Features many solo
passages for each soloist, to beautiful effect. Includes a newly engraved
solo violin part and two CDs with complete reference recordings, including piano
accompaniment minus the soloist at both standard and practice tempos. No piano accompaniment part is included.
Condition: This item is slightly bent in the corners, but is otherwise in new condition.
The genesis of Mendelssohn's string quintets is closely connected to his
friend Eduard Rietz and the latter's brother Julius. Deeply affected by
Eduard's death in 1832, Mendelssohn exchanged the "Minuetto" movement
in his A major Quintet op. 18, written six years previously, for a newly
composed adagio. It was in this form that the work was fi nally sent to
the publisher. The Quintet in B flat major was only published after
Mendelssohn's death; numerous, unauthorized entries by Julius Rietz thus
found their way into performance practice.
This urtext edition represents the first complete scholarly-critical edition of Mendelssohn's three violin sonatas, including two early sonatas and both versions of the Sonata in F Major (1838/1839). Includes preface, facsimiles, and critical commentary. Edited by Hiromi Hoshino and Takeshi Kiriyama.