Yes, there's a lot of Mendelssohn on the playlist, and no, it's not because our database is stuck at M.
Felix Mendelssohn was born February 3, 1809. He began cranking out masterpieces as a teen, so though he didn't live to see his 40th birthday he left more than enough gems to sprinkle across a week. On GPB's Midday Music we'll observe his bicentennial all week with highlights.
- Mendelssohn: Sweet Remembrance. Itzhak Perlman, Samuel Sanders. EMI 56602.
- Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 12. Juilliard String Quartet. Sony 60579.
- Marcello: Oboe Concerto in D minor. John Abberger, Tafelmusik, Lamon. Analekta 9811.
- Strauss: Capriccio: Prelude (sextet arr. string orchestra). New Stockholm Chamber Orch, Salonen. CBS 44702.
- Saint-Saens. Oboe Sonata, Op. 166. Ensemble Villa Musica. MDG 304 395.
- Mendelssohn: "Italian" Symphony (No. 4 in A major). Berlin Phil, Levine. DG 427 670.
- Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor, Variations on "La Follia," based on Corelli's Violin Sonata Op. 5/12. Boston Baroque, Pearlman. Telarc 80698.
- Hanson: Symphony No. 2, "Romantic." Saint Louis Sym, Slatkin. EMI 47850.
- Mendelssohn: Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14. Lydia Artimiw. Chandos 8326.
- Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor. Cleveland Orch, Dohnanyi. London 425 438.