…On vinyl, Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano would be on the B-Side to his über-famous Octet. But it’s so much fun, so full of his youthful genius—and the slow movement, akin to a grand Sonata for Violin and Piano, so hauntingly gorgeous, it should not have to be. And here it isn’t. The two instinct-musicians, the brilliantly causal, unfazed Polina Leschenko and the tastefully high-octane Richard Togentti perform with panache and grit…
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Double Concerto, Octet,
Polina Leschenko (piano), Richard Tognetti (violin),
Australian Chamber Orchestra