Christian Li: Discovering Mendelssohn

July 11, 2023, 9:00 am

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Decca Classics releases the new album from Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li. Having topped the classical charts with his debut album in 2021 (with which he became the youngest artist ever to record Vivaldi’s Four Seasons), the award-winning musician releases his second album, entitled “Discovering Mendelssohn.” Here, Li follows the journeys of Felix Mendelssohn – whose music was influenced by travel throughout his life – by recording pieces the composer wrote in Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Munich, London, and Venice, including some brand-new arrangements written especially for the violinist. At the heart of the album is Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, recorded with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis.