Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Piano Concerto in A minor,

Description by Blair Johnston... Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Piano Concerto in A minor, the product of a fertile 13-year-old mind, is so generally unknown that most references -- especially older ones -- refer to the man as having composed only two concertos for the instrument, the Concerto No. 1 in G minor of 1831 and the Concerto No. 2 in D minor of 1837 (as you can see, the A minor Concerto has never even earned its own number, as it was absent from the scene when numbers were allotted). It was composed during the spring of 1822, in between the first and second batches of string symphonies, and can be reckoned a musical melting-pot of eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century methods and means: Haydn meets Hummel, with a just a hint of Beethoven thrown in for good measure, though it seems that the teenage Mendelssohn wasn't yet quite sure what to do with the assertive Bonn-born composer's music.

 VIDEO: Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto in A Minor {13 year old composer!) Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Piano Concerto in A Minor (1822) 1. Allegro 2. Adagio (13:30) 3. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo (22:09) Cyprien Katsaris, piano and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra conducted by Janos Rolla.

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