FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: VIOLIN CONCERTO

MS 5403
MS Short Title FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: VIOLIN CONCERTO
Text FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E-MINOR, ALTERATIONS FOR THE VIOLIN PART IN THE FIRST AND THIRD MOVEMENTS, QUOTING 1ST MOVEMENT BARS 323-325, 489-492, 505-506, 512-513, AND 3RD MOVEMENT BARS 219-222; LETTER TO THE VIOLINIST FERDINAND DAVID CONCERNING CHANGES IN THE VIOLIN PART IN 4 PLACES AS WELL AS DISCUSSING THE CLOSE FOR THE FIRST MOVEMENT IN RELATION TO DAVID'S FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE CONCERTO ON 13 MARCH 1845.
Description MS in German on paper, Frankfurt, 19 February 1845, 2 pp., 20x13 cm, single column, (ca. 18x12 cm), 18 lines in cursive script, 15 bars of music on staves with 5 lines, autograph, signed, traces of seal, 2 postmarks.
Context A transcript is preserved in Deutsche Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Musikabteilung.
Provenance 1. Ferdinand David, Germany (1845-), and heirs; 2. Sotheby's 4.12.2007:84.
Commentary Beethoven's, Brahms's and Mendelssohn's violin concertos are considered to be the 3 supreme violin concertos in the classical repertory. Mendelssohn dedicated this concerto to Ferdinand David. Unpublished.
Place of origin Frankfurt
Dates 19 February 1845

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