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Mendelssohn string symphonies
and concertos -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... scintillating brilliance ...'

Mendelssohn Edition 2 - String Symphonies and Concertos. © 2009 Warner Classics and Jazz

Here is all the proof needed for Mendelssohn as 'Wunderkind'; and the scurrying elfin strings show the child as already father to what was most admirable in the man. Contrapuntally he can stand any thematic tag on its head and turn musical somersaults while doing so; in a word, he is master of his craft almost before he enters his teens. Ready to chatter philosophy with Goethe, he should never have been allowed to cross the Channel and set eyes on Victorian England to be suffocated by its leather and prunella respectability. He could, after all, have visited Fingal's Cave without setting foot on shore...

Copyright © 29 February 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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MENDELSSOHN STRING SYMPHONIES AND CONCERTOS

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

WARNER CLASSICS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

FORTEPIANO

VIOLIN MUSIC

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