Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

High Society

Episode 5 High Society



Alongside Mendelssohn expert Peter Ward Jones, Donald Macleod opens up the composer's sketchbooks to assess his abilities as a portraitist and find out what captured his imagination alongside music. Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Book 5, Op 62 No 6. Martin Jones (piano). O for the Wings of a Dove. Jeremy Budd (treble), Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, Andrew Lucas (organ), John Scott (director). Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 38 `Scottish'. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly. Elijah (excerpt). Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), William Whitehead (organ), Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Gabrieli Young Singers Scheme, Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh. Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49. Fournier Trio.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Johannah Smith