Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

A Family Holiday

Episode 1 A Family Holiday



Donald Macleod places the teenage Mendelssohn's exceptional talent in music alongside his abilities as a keen amateur landscape artist, including extracts from his youthful Octet and Concerto in D minor for strings. Mendelssohn. Songs without words, Book 1, Op 19, No 1. Martin Jones (piano), Octet (Scherzo), Daniel Hope; Lucy Gould; Sophie Besançon; Christian Eisenberger (violin), Pascal Siffert; Steward Eaton (viola), William Conway; Kate Gould (cello). String Symphony No 6 in E flat. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Lev Markiz (conductor). Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 1 (4th movement), Schubert Ensemble. Concerto in D minor for violin, piano and strings (1st movement), Polinka Leschenko (piano), Richard Tognetti (violin), Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Cast & Crew

Producer Johannah Smith