Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e Op. 64
On this date in 1845, Felix Mendelssohn’s only Violin Concerto was premiered. He completed the work in 1844, and to this day it is one of the most frequently performed of all violin concerti. The work uses a standard classical structure with a few changes made by the composer, mostly because of his own taste and the changing times. It also includes a then-unusual written-out solo cadenza - up until this point most cadenzas were improvised by the soloist.