As we enter the weekend of Super Bowl Sunday, I thought it would be a great idea to have a Super Bowl of Classical Music. So, today will be a Super Bowl of Violin Concertos, Saturday will be a Super Bowl of Piano Concertos, and on Super Bowl Sunday we will have a Super Bowl of Symphonies.
The difference between these Super Bowls and the NFL’s Super Bowl, there will not be any loser in this game. All of the teams…errr…classical music I select on each day to be in the Classical Music Super Bowl will be masterpieces of the highest order. I bet you will root for them all. 🙂
Let’s get started. In today’s Super Bowl Violin Concertos competition, we have chosen the Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto vs the favorite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.
Let’s check out the stats for both teams. The underdog Mendelssohn Violin Concerto is scored in E Minor with three movements: 1. Allegro Molto Appasionato; 2. Andante; and 3. Allegretto-Allegro Molto Vivace. The concerto takes a little less than 30 minutes to play.
The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is scored in D Major with three movements: 1. Allegro Moderato; 2. Andante; and 3. Allegro Vivacissimo. The Tchaikovsky violin concerto takes about 35+ minutes to play.
The Tchaikovsky team has won the coin toss and has chosen to play last. Please turn up your volume, play in full screen and enjoy this 2022 Super Bowl of Violin Concertos.
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major:
The great game is over with the fans of both concertos declared the winner.