In the new series ‘Discovering Masterpieces’, Brava presents audio-visual concert guides to the great masterpieces of classical music. The series brings you 20 half-hour documentaries on 20 classical masterpieces: acclaimed experts, famous soloists and outstanding conductors take you on a journey back to the time and place of composition. In today’s documentary, Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Violin Concerto’ is discussed. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) was the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig’s first conductor. Violinist Frank Michael Erben and musicologist Armin Koch reveal how the composer created a musically rich and virtuoso piece that remains a popular favourite with audiences until today.