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Felix Mendelssohn

September 22, 2014

Felix and Delphine

When he was young, Felix Mendelssohn had a crush on a girl named Delphine; they played piano together every morning. Once, Mendelssohn was stuck writing a new piece and Delphine helped out. We don't which part, but we know she helped with his first piano concerto. The story of Felix and Delphine and a concert from Dallas, on Monday's Performance Today.

Today's Playlist

hour 1

  • Fritz Kreisler (arr. Rachmaninoff)
    Alessio Bax, piano
    Rachmaninoff: Preludes & Melodies
    Signum Classics 264
  • Franz Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet in d minor, Op. 76, No. 2, "Quinten"
    St. Lawrence String Quartet
    Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 25
    Alessio Bax, piano; Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. E. Crespo)
    Chega de Saudade
    Spanish Brass: Carlos Beneto Grau, trumpet; Juanjo Serna Salvador, trumpet; Manuel Perez Ortega, French horn; Indalecio Bonet Manrique, trombone; Sergio Finca Quiros, tuba
    Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

hour 2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Serenade for Winds in c minor, K. 388: 3. Menuetto in Canone - Trio in Canone al rovescio
    Allan Vogel, oboe; Kimaree Gilad, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Carey Bell, clarinet; Dennis Godburn; bassoon; Frank Morelli, bassoon; Richard Todd, french horn; Brad Warnaar, french horn
  • Maurice Ravel
    String Quartet in F: 2. Assez vif - tres rythme
    Seattle Marimba Quartet
    In studio at KING FM, Seattle, WA
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Serenade in d minor for Winds, Cello, and Double Bass, Op. 44, B. 77
    Stephen Taylor & James Austin Smith, oboes; David Shifrin & Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinets; Bram Van Sambeek & Peter Kolkay, bassoons; Harry Searing, contrabassoon; Jennifer Montone, Julie Landsma
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, New York, NY
  • Karol Szymanowski
    Concert Overture, Op. 12
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
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