Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/2: Allegro leggiero
From Mendelssohn: Songs without words (2014)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/2: Allegro leggiero
This programme illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admiration for classical order; and, finally, a genuine veneration for Bach (Prelude and Fugue op.35). The whole radiant universe of Mendelssohn is encapsulated here.