Op. 2

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Opus 2 - the second album of violinist Sebastian Bohren & Chaarts Chamber Artists for RCA Red seal. A singular combination of Mendelssohn’s early, rarely performed violin concerto in D minor with works by Hartmann, Respighi & Schubert. The Violin Concerto in D minor was composed when Mendelssohn was just 13, and has remained popular since its rediscovery in the middle of the 20th century by Yehudi Menuhin. The Concerto funebre for violin and strings has established itself as Karl Amadeus Hartmann's most familiar work. Hartmann (1905-1963) discovered new and individual solutions that confirm the importance of his concertos as significant and original contributions to the development of this form in the 20th-century. “Old dances and arias”, Suite No. 3 - masterpieces of Ottorino Respighi. His Antiche danze ed arie, free arrangements of arias and dances from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, enables listeners to rediscover forgotten rhythms and tones. Franz Schubert wrote the Rondo for Violin and Strings, D 438 in 1816. Like the roughly contemporary Adagio and Rondo concertante in F major, D 487, the work is a concertante piece designed to highlight the skills of the violin soloist. The piece was unpublished during the composer's lifetime, not seeing publication until 1897, when Breitkopf & Härtel published it in an edition edited by Eusebius Mandyczewski.