St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Mendelssohn the Prodigy
Felix Mendelssohn was already recognized as a child prodigy when he composed his Octet for Strings, one his best known and most frequently performed works, at the age of 16. In this program, the Octet for Strings is paired with another work composed in the early years of Mendelssohn’s prolific career, the rarely heard Violin Concerto in D minor. Written when Mendelssohn was only 13, the obscure work was “rediscovered” in the early 1950s when the manuscript was presented by the Mendelssohn family to Yehudi Menuhin, who quickly published and recorded the work. Together, the Octet for Strings and the Violin Concerto in D minor showcase the depth of the young Mendelssohn’s extraordinary talent.
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in D minor
Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings, Op. 20
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