on 10 February 2013
I must confess that ever since hearing the Mendelssohn violin concerto in E minor many years ago on the classics channel of in-flight entertainment on a long-haul flight I have been a Mendelssohn fan! I thought this CD which comprises the Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D minor and the Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor, would be a good addition to my collection - and it has not disappointed. I cannot, in all honesty, say that this is the absolute best performance/recording because there are occasions where - to me at least - the balance between the various instruments does not seem quite right and, for example, the piano can seem a bit too 'in your face'. That, however, could possibly be regarded as excessively critical and overall this is a CD which I will play and enjoy many times.