In this video, Prof. Fitzpatrick introduces the concept of "tonal palette" which is based on sound production and the elements of tone. For example: do you know that your violin sound can change according to where you place your bow on the strings?
This is definitely one of the hardest pieces on the violin to play with a clean tone and good pitch. There is so much jumping around and shifts and difficult bowing patterns, this concerto surpasses Lalo and Bruch concerto in difficulty by far.
by anonymouson June 3rd, 2009
One of the hardest pieces to master what with all the octaves and difficult finger passages throughout the 3rd mvt. But definitely one of the top five beautiful concertos ever written and even more beautiful if played with passion and enthusiasm. Just because you play a piece fast and loud doesn't make it impressive. This Mendelssohn concerto proves that correct.
by anonymouson April 16th, 2007
easy to playing it
but high to playing it beatifull and clean tons