Music Masters: The Story of Mendelssohn

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The Music Masters series presents the lives and music of the world's great composers in an exciting, easy-to-follow format. A narrator discusses the composer's life, and specieally selected music is played--an interesting, informative way to learn more about the giants of classical music.

From the back of the CD:

THE STORY OF Mendelssohn (1809-1847)


Mendelssohn was a child prodigy. His wealthy family encouraged him and made rapid development possible.

Mendelssohn was among the first to recognize the importance of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose music he helped rediscover. 

In addition to his composing and conducting, Mendelssohn found time to direct the Leipzig Conservatory, which became a leading center for musical study.

Although he belonged to the generation of German Romantics, Mendelssohn felt close ties with Classical traditions.

Narrated by Arthur Hannes

Special bonus: Following the story of the life and music of Mendelssohn, you will hear an additional bonus of the complete Violin Concerto in E Minor.

Total playing time--62:35 Minutes