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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Something for Thursday

An old favorite of mine: the Mendelssohn violin concerto. I love this piece to death. Make sure you pay attention at about the 2:40 mark, when the soloist (Hilary Hahn, in this case) soars to a lingering very high note and then descends all the way back down to the lowest register on the instrument, and then holds that low note as a pedal while the woodwinds sound the magical second theme of the first movement. This entire concerto is utter magic.

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm SO bad at classical music. I know that piece, especially the first and last movements, but couldn't have IDed it.