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Felix Mendelssohn

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Felix Mendelssohn.

Felix Mendelssohn artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Nashville Symphony cellists

January 6, 2011 Celebrate the orchestra's return to its concert hall with music by Beethoven and Mozart.

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Kate Royal

February 17, 2010 Hear the young British soprano Kate Royal sing Mahler in concert with the L.A. Philharmonic.

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Interviews & Profiles

Which composers would you invite to your Thanksgiving table?

November 18, 2011 Commentator Miles Hoffman invites an eclectic group of long-gone composers to Thanksgiving dinner.

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The Octet, which Mendelssohn wrote when he was only 16, continues to inspire with its originality and genius.

February 3, 2009 For the composer's 200th birthday, hear the most remarkable 40 seconds of music by a 16-year-old.

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Felix Mendelssohn

February 3, 2009 Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth by soaking up his "Scottish Symphony."

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January 30, 2009 The violinist makes a case for the music of Felix Mendelssohn on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

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February 10, 2008 As a soundtrack for weddings, Mendelssohn's processional fanfare gained popularity 150 years ago.

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February 2, 2007 Commentator Miles Hoffman pays tribute to violinists Jascha Heifetz and Fritz Kreisler.

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Discover Songs

Soprano Anna Netrebko (left) with mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca

December 18, 2009 Hear today's top classical musicians revisit the music they know and love best.

Violinist Janine Jansen

December 4, 2009 This year's crop was strong for Russians, as well as a young generation of masterful musicians.

News

February 3, 2009 The Mendelssohn Project sheds light on the compser's lost works.

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Reviews

Kristian Bezuidenhout.

August 16, 2011 A South African artist lays utter waste to preconceptions about period performances.

More Stories

The Ebene Quartet performs at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York, in August 2012.

January 25, 2013 Watch one of today's top string quartets delve deep at a Brooklyn bookstore.

A wedding ceremony: as close as many of us get to the theatrical stage.

March 4, 2013 Forget basketball this month: there's greater drama at weddings, as Mendelssohn reminds us.

Symphonies adopt new programmatic-based fundraising.

July 15, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Listening to, and falling in love, with music.

September 23, 2010 Name your first favorite piece of classical music? The query launched a blog and a flood of stories.

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NPR Artist Directory

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Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Concertos

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  • Album: Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Concertos
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1995
 

Selections from the Heifetz Collection

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  • Album: Selections from the Heifetz Collection
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1994
 

Never Before Released Rare and Live Recordings

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  • Album: Never Before Released Rare and Live Recordings
  • Artist: Jascha Heifetz
  • Label: Cembal d'amour
  • Released: 2001
 

Kreisler Plays Kreisler

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  • Album: Kreisler Plays Kreisler
  • Artist: Fritz Kreisler
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1997
 

Mendelssohn

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  • Album: Mendelssohn
  • Artist: Kristian Bezuidenhout
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Released: 2011
 

Ives: Symphony No. 2; Robert Browning Overture

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  • Album: Ives: Symphony No. 2; Robert Browning Overture
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2000
 

Piazzolla: Symphony Buenos Aires

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  • Album: Piazzolla: Symphony Buenos Aires
  • Artist: Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2010
 

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

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  • Album: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Artist: Leonard Slatkin
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2008
 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3; Midsummer Night's Dream

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  • Album: Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3; Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Artist: Peter Maag
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2000
 

Violin Concertos (W/DVD) (Dig)

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  • Album: Violin Concertos (W/DVD) (Dig)
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Symphony No. 4 "Italian"

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  • Album: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Symphony No. 4 "Italian"
  • Artist: Yoel Levi
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 1992
 

Mendelssohn: Octet; Quartet No. 2

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  • Album: Mendelssohn: Octet; Quartet No. 2
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 1987