Brahms • Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos

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COMPOSERS: Brahms • Mendelssohn
LABELS: Hanssler
WORKS: Violin Concertos
PERFORMER: Ida Haendel (violin); SWR Radio SO, Stuttgart/Hans Müller-Kray
CATALOGUE NO: CD 94202

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Dull orchestral playing holds both these concertos back, and sometimes seems to infect Haendel with lassitude. Certainly the Brahms isn’t up to her highest standards, and the Mendelssohn suffers from thin recording. Martin Cotton