Mendelssohn In Birmingham, Vol. 4 / Pike, Gardner

Album cover art for upc 095115516126
Label: CHANDOS
Catalog: CHSA 5161
Format: SACD / CD Hybrid

PIKE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GARDNER, JENNIFER PIKE

For this new recording of orchestral works by Mendelssohn, the CBSO and its principal guest conductor, Edward Gardner, join the violinist Jennifer Pike, who made a remarkable debut at Carnegie Hall this year. She here performs the Violin Concerto in E minor, the piece that launched her career thirteen years ago when she became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award. This recording contains another of Mendelssohn's later works: the Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1843), in which he managed to recapture and amplify the unique magic of his early years.

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