On first listen, this is a vibrant recording of John Adams' Violin Concerto. It's hard to believe but the work's premiere was twenty years ago.
Classical Candor on the recording:
The music becomes more insistent as it carries on in an ever-forward circular pattern of rhythms, Hoopes making the most of its sometimes eerie transformations. Even though you won't find the melodic lines of a Mendelssohn here, you'll find Hoopes is able to keep your attention with his well-animated playing.
I have nothing to say about Mendelssohn...