Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Mendelssohn's 200th Birthday

Birthday Cake

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.