DiscoverClassical PerformanceIt's Mendelssohn's birthday! Let's celebrate!
It's Mendelssohn's birthday! Let's celebrate!

It's Mendelssohn's birthday! Let's celebrate!

Update: 2018-02-112
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February is Mendelssohn's birthday month, and it's also the month of Valentine's Day.  Felix wrote the Andante and Rondo Capriccioso for a girl he was smitten with, and his 2nd String Quartet is based on a gorgeous love song, "Ist es wahr?" ('Is it true?')!



Felix Mendelssohn: Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano



Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12

Pacifica String Quartet: Simin Ganatra, violin; Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello



Recorded at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio on November 5, 2013, and October 18, 2007 (string quartet).

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It's Mendelssohn's birthday! Let's celebrate!

It's Mendelssohn's birthday! Let's celebrate!

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