Solti conducts Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 and Violin Concerto
Kyung Wha Chung
Georg Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn's two most famous symphonies, the "Scottish" and the"Italian", both inspired by the composer's extensive travels through Europe. Though begun in 1829, the Third Symphony wasn't completed until 1842, eight years after Mendelssohn had completed its successor. Both works quickly established themselves in the repertoire: the "Scottish" for its evocative, Romantic character and the "Italian" for its irresistible vitality. In these performances from 1976 and 1980, Solti and his orchestra show themselves fully immersed in Mendelssohn's world, as they also do in the work that opens the programme: the Violin Concerto of 1844, with superb Korean violinist Kyung Wha-Chung as soloist.
- Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Sir Georg Solti