Mendelssohn's 200th Birthday
February 3, 2009
Today is the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn. Even after 200 years, new Mendelssohn works are still popping up, and we'll take you to a concert in New York City featuring several world premieres of his music. Plus, host Fred Child talks with pianist Wu Han and Mendelssohn biographer Larry Todd about the life and music of this great composer.
"Happy and Blessed are They," from "St. Paul"
Voices of Ascension with conductor Dennis Keene
"Songs Without Words" Nos. 1, 2, and 4
Pianist Wu Han
Pianist Edvard Grieg
Symphony No. 3, Op. 56 ("Scottish")
The Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Sir Neville Marriner
Intermezzo from String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 13
The Juilliard String Quartet
Presto Agitato in B Minor for Piano
Pianist Anna Polonsky
Fugue No. 12, from Twelve Fugues for String Quartet
The Shanghai Quartet
Scherzo from Trio No. 2 in D Minor
Trio con Brio Copenhagen
Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
The Berlin Philharmonic with conductor Andre Previn
Scherzo from Octet in E-flat, Op. 20
Musicians from Marlboro
Third and Fourth Movements from String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
The Pacifica Quartet
"How Lovely Are the Messengers"
The St. Olaf College Orchestra and Choirs with conductor John Ferguson