“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!
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
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died at the incredibly young age of thirty-eight, he simply had not yet made arrangements for literally hundreds of unpublished musical manuscripts and artworks, alongside thousands of
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
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