Tianwa Yang (violin), Romain Descharmes (piano), Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, Patrick Gallois (conductor)
Filled with Mendelssohn's signature freshness and lightness of touch, the Violin Concerto in D minor and the Sonata, Op. 4 are youthful products but written with an assurance which is startling in its maturity. The substantial earlier concerto gives a foretaste of the originality and soaring inspiration which has made the Violin Concerto, Op. 64 one of the most enduring works of its age. Acclaimed as 'an unquestioned master of the violin' (American Record Guide), Tianwa Yang has quickly established herself as a leading international performer and recording artist, with highly acclaimed discs of works by Sarasate, Piazzolla and Wolfgang Rihm. Tianwa Yang's playing has been admired by Gramophone, stating that 'one simply marvels and enjoys' her performances of Sarasate.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64, Violin Concerto in D minor, Violin Sonata in F minor Op 4