15 APRIL - 1 MAY 2018


The romantic violin

Salvatore Accardo Violin

Sergey Smbatyan Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center




His playing is characterized by a taut, visceral tone and a disciplined musical approach that avoids self-indulgence. Having also established himself as a successful conductor, chamber musician, and teacher, Accardo may be considered one of the most accomplished and influential musicians of his generation.


Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 4 in A major “Italian”, Op. 90

Violin Concerto e-Moll op. 64

In 1838 Mendelssohn began the Violin Concerto in E Minor. Though he normally worked rapidly, throwing off works with the same facility as one writes a letter, this final expression of his lyrical genius compelled his arduous attention over the next six years. In the 20th century the Violin Concerto was still admired for its warmth of melody and for its vivacity, and it was also the work of Mendelssohn’s that, for nostalgic listeners, enshrined the elegant musical language of the 19th century.

In early 1833, Mendelssohn completed his Symphony No. 4 in A major, published posthumously as his Op. 90. He started the piece in Italy in 1832 and finished it in Berlin. It was first performed in London on March 13, 1833, and has since been Mendelssohn’s most popular symphony. The composer gave the piece its nickname,       “Italian.”

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