Lea Birringer: Sinding and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos

April 25, 2022, 9:00 am

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Violinist Lea Birringer’s first concerto recording is a fascinating program of the well-known and a delightful work that doesn’t deserve the obscurity to which it has been consigned. Christian Sinding composed his concerto in 1898. Full of memorable tunes and with brilliant use of the orchestra, this is a cleverly constructed work that should be better known. Felix Mendelssohn’s evergreen concerto of 1845 occupies a place in the pantheon of great violin concertos.