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Felix Mendelssohn's double concerto

Performance Today - June 5, 2024

When Felix Mendelssohn was 14 years old, he wrote music for a family party. Afterwards, the manuscript was stashed away in the Mendelssohn household and forgotten about. It wasn't played again until 1999. The lost and found Double Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn on Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Robert Honstein: Soul House: Copper Beech
Hub New Music
Album: Soul House
New Amsterdam 001

Richard Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90
Felicia Moore, soprano | Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra | Christian Reif, conductor
Lakes Area Music Festival, Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts, Brainerd, MN

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Mathew Neeley calling from Goleta, California

Takuma Itoh: Wavelengths
Hub New Music
Album: Wavelengths

Hour 2

Felix Mendelssohn: Song without Words
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Album: Song

Henry Purcell: Incidental music from The Fairy-Queen, Z. 629
David Bowlin and Diana Cohen, violins | Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola | Jonathan Swenson, cello | Derek Zadinsky, bass | Roman Rabinovich, harpsichord | Jamey Haddad, percussion
ChamberFest Cleveland, Reinberger Chamber Hall, Severance Music Center, Cleveland, OH

Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano & Violin with Strings in D minor, MWV 04 Movement 1: Allegro
David Coucheron, violin | Julie Coucheron, piano | Justin Bruns, violin | Zhenwei Shi, viola | Daniel Laufer, cello | Joseph McFadden, double bass
Atlanta Chamber Players, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA

Xavier Foley: For Justice and Peace
Eunice Kim, violin | Xavier Foley, bass | Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra | Michael Butterman, conductor
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg, VA

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