MUSIC APPRECIATION: ROMANTIC VIOLIN CONCERTOS

Mendelssohn’s violin concerto blended virtuoso display and melodic expression. Popular Bruch (no.1), technically challenging Tchaikovsky and under-rated Saint-Saëns (no.3) followed the same path. Brahms looked back to Beethoven and Glazunov condensed the form into a single lyrical movement. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162