Violin Sonata in F minor (Mendelssohn)

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The Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4, for violin and piano was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1825 and is the only one to carry an opus number. Mendelssohn composed two other violin sonatas, both in F major, that are without opus numbers.

Unlike his more famous violin work, the Violin Concerto in E minor, the sonata lacks dramatic exposition. However, it does contain a calm beauty that is typical of the composer's chamber music, and it demonstrates the brilliancy of his early compositions.


The work has three movements:

  1. Adagio - Allegro moderato
  2. Poco adagio
  3. Allegro agitato

A typical performance lasts about 22 minutes.



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