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Mendelssohn and Mozart Piano Concerti

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This week we feature two of the greatest compositional prodigies and piano virtuosi the world has ever known. While both Mendelssohn and Mozart died in their 30s, they each created a lifetime of incredible music. We’ll hear a stunning concerto by Mendelssohn, and a chamber version of a Mozart concerto that was a particular favorite of Beethoven, and one he frequently performed.

Compositions and Recordings

Procession of the Nobles by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
by Felix Mendelssohn
Herbert Blomstedt and Gewandhaus Leipzig
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K.466
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fine Arts Quartet
Alon Goldstein, piano

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is a Producer for 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.