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Violin Concerto in E minor

Elina Vähälä is one of Finland’s most internationally renowned violinists. Now she is for the first time soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, in one of the most popular violin concertos: Felix Mendelssohn’s.

Music so flowing, soaring and perfectly designed that it feels like a gift from heaven. But it actually took seven years from the first idea to its première in 1845. Mendelssohn’s restlessness is evident from the very start: instead of the usual orchestral introduction, the soloist slides in after a few measures, senses the situation and then takes command with a naturally flowing solo part that vibrates in the instrument’s breathtaking passages, above the orchestral bed. A pure pleasure from first note to the last.

Programme


Mendelssohn  Violin Concerto in E minor


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra


Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Elina Vähälä violin


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