18 Posts
Minors of the Majors
Felix Mendelssohn: “On New Year’s Day,” Op 79, No.2
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Music and Art: Mendelssohn and Leighton
In our series on Music and Art, we’ve been looking at works of music inspired by works of art. The influence also goes the other way, where works of art have been inspired by music. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) came from
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Mendelssohn: Songs without words
Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/2: Allegro leggiero From Mendelssohn: Songs without words (2014) Released by Harmonia Mundi Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/2: Allegro leggieroThis programme illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all
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Mendelssohn and the String Quartet
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 — 1847) started writing string quartets at a very early age – always precocious, he composed his String Quartet in E flat major in 1823, when he was just 14 (although it was not published until 50
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Buried Treasures:
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for piano, violin and orchestra (1822)
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for piano, violin and orchestra (1822) When Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) died at the incredibly young age of thirty-eight, he simply had not yet made arrangements for literally hundreds of unpublished musical manuscripts and artworks, alongside thousands of
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Mendelssohn Symphony no 4 “Italian”
Do you know the Land where the Lemon Trees blossom? Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian” Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Sergiu Celibidache Music Score In 1786, the polymath genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe embarked on a secret
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The Song of the Nightingale
Felix Mendelssohn and Jenny Lind
By 1843, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) was at the pinnacle of his career. He was almost universally acknowledged as an exceptional composer, conductor and educator. He had just founded the Leipzig Conservatory, and hired Ignaz Moscheles, Robert Schumann, Ferdinand David, Joseph
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Almost a Fairytale!
Felix Mendelssohn and Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud
Paulus (St. Paul), Op. 36 (1836) On 4 May 1836, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) happily conducted the chorus of the Frankfurt Cäcilienverein, substituting for an indisposed colleague. Although he was certainly concentrating on the music, his eyes got distracted by a
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