happy 203rd birthday mendelssohn!

Happy 203rd birthday mendelssohn! Yes, we know you were a genius…between the ages of twelve and fourteen you wrote TWELVE string symphonies. If you haven’t heard much of his work…here’s what you should listen to.

Symphony 1 + 4

Piano Trio No. 1

String Octet

Song Without Words

Violin Concerto

Wedding March from Midsummer’s Night Dream

This is a good surface collection to get you started. If you need “deeper” hits of excellence, I’d be glad to steer you in the right direction. Happy Listening!

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11 : II : Andante

Kurt Masur and Gewandhaus Orchestra