Augustin Dumay returns to the Mendelssohn E minor concerto after a gap of over 30 years since his first and only recording of the work for EMI. On this new version he directs the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in a refreshing new look at this ever- popular masterpiece. The rest of the programme comprises the late violin sonata in F that the composer worked on at the same time as the violin concerto but left unpublished. A selection of Songs without Words arranged for violin & piano by David Walter complete this delightful programme.
The pianist is Jonathan Fournel who has recently won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition. He has been studying with Louis Lortie since 2016.