Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F Major

Felix Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F major, composed in 1838 by, remained unpublished during the composers lifetime. In 1953 (long after Mendelssohn’s death), violinist Yehudi Menuhin arranged the sonata for publication.

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Dina Vainshtein performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Sonata in F Major (at Boston’s WGBH Fraser Performance Studio).

Felix Mendelssohn composed three violin sonatas, each based on the F key: two in F major, and one in F minor. The earliest of these three sonatas is the Sonata in F major — composed in 1820 when Mendelssohn was not yet even a teenager. It was only discovered and published in the late 1970s. (It must not, however, be confused with the 1838 Sonata in F major, which came to light when violinist Yehudi Menuhin discovered and edited it).

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