quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by winetarelli:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:
A lot of Felix Mendelssohn on the iPod this morning during my exercise.
He wrote A Midsummer Night's Dream when he was 17. Slacker.
Seriously, as well regarded as he is, I think he is under-appreciated. Also, parents take note, if you want to get your kids into symphonic music, it has been my consistent experience, not just for myself, but for my friends growing up, that Mendelssohn is just about the most accessible of all the greats. (The Italian Symphony and The Hebrides Overture being particularly accessible.)
You are such a learned person, to still be wet behind the ears.
I completely agree with your under-appreciated comment, and will raise the bet. There are far too many that do not even know of Mendelssohn.
I like Mendelssohn, but really, his biggest contribution to music was the "rediscovery" of Bach.