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Felix Mendelssohn

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Violin Concerto in e, Op. 64

This Violin Concerto was the last major orchestral work completed by Mendelssohn and premiered in 1845.  Mendelssohn used the technique of connecting the movements together through the use of the bassoon; eliminating the potential for disruptive applause between movements, which it is reported Mendelssohn dispised. The lyricism of this piece makes it one of the most beloved of all violin concertos.