Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn

Listen to a clip from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

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'Chen’s tone is purer in the Mendelssohn, and in the Tchaikovsky he allows himself some delicious (and sometimes wicked) portamentos, seamlessly spinning the notes in the smooth melodic lines.' Martin Cotton

Tchaikovsky • Mendelssohn
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Ray Chen (violin); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding 
Sony 88697984102 63:50 mins