29 May 2018

MENDELSSOHN: Song without Words Op 109

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 29 May 2018
Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn Photo: Wilhelm Hensel 1847 Public Domain

 

Felix Mendelssohn invented the genre of ‘Song without Words’.

He wrote 48 of them and they became very popular especially in England, where he was apparently Queen Victoria’s favourite composer.

This one for cello and piano was composed in 1843 and published posthumously.

Inbal Megiddo (cello) and Jian Liu (piano).

Recorded 1 May 2016, St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington by RNZ Concert.

Engineer: Graham Kennedy

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