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Mendelssohn and Mozart Piano Concerti

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.
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