If you’re a big Mendelssohn fan, you should check out the ‘83 recording of his violin concerto featuring Kyung Wha Chung with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal SO on Decca.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.)