Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

Benjamin Schmid is one of today’s most versatile and exciting modern violinists. In addition to his career as a classical violinist, he is also a successful and in-demand jazz interpreter who regularly performs with major jazz musicians like Biréli Lagrène and Georg Breinschmid. It is all the more interesting to hear recordings of two absolute standard violin works – Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor and Bruch’s Violin Concerto, op. 1 – from a violinist with such a background. The program is rounded out by a seldom-heard work: Robert Schumann’s Fantasie op. 131, which the composer wrote at the request of Joseph Joachim.
Mendelssohn - Schumann - Bruch OC 725