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From the Archives - Surprise symphonies

Enjoy an episode of surprise symphonies.
Brooke Knoll
Enjoy an episode of surprise symphonies.

Surprise symphonies are those that might have escaped you over the years, but which definitely deserve to be heard. This week we have an excellent symphony by 14 year-old Felix Mendelssohn and the most popular symphony by Karl Goldmark, one that was praised by his close friend Johannes Brahms.

Compositions and Recordings

String Symphony No. 10
by Felix Mendelssohn
Lev Markiz and the New Sinfonietta Amsterdam

Rustic Wedding Symphony
by Karl Goldmark
Jesus Lopez-Cobos and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and afternoon host for Classical KC. You can reach her at