Georg Kulenkampff

COMPOSERS: Mendelssohn
LABELS: Teldec
WORKS: Violin Concerto in D minor; Violin Concerto in E minor
PERFORMER: Berlin PO/Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
CATALOGUE NO: 4509-93672-2 ADD

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Here we have Georg Kulenkampff’s eloquent 1935 Berlin recording of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, originally issued ‘for export only’ (Mendelssohn having been branded a degenerate at home) and reissued on CD with Schumann’s long-suppressed, desperately pleading D minor Violin Concerto, a work that Kulenkampff – a wonderful player, by the way – premiered both in concert and on record.