Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

The Land of Art

Episode 3 The Land of Art



Today's programme joins Mendelssohn in 1830-31 on the Italian leg of his Grand Tour. His itinerary included plenty of time for a romantic encounter, and soaking up art treasures and sketching, so much so that he seems to have done rather more drawing and painting than composing. Sketches and drawings featured in this week's programme can be seen on the Radio 3 website. Presented by Donald Macleod. Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso, Op 14. Howard Shelley (piano). Ferne, Op 9 No 9. Sophie Daneman (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano). Surrexit pastor bonus, Op 39. Sontraud Engels-Benz (organ), Stuttgart Chamber Choir, conductor Frieder Bernius. Piano Concerto in G minor, Op 25. Ronald Brautigam, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conductor Lev Markiz.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Johannah Smith