Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn

Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn

  1. Date/Time

  2. Location

    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011

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  3. Admission

    Members: $25
    Non-members: $40
Adrienne Pardee (soprano), photo by Frederik Jaeger

Adrienne Pardee (soprano), photo by Frederik Jaeger

The Chelsea Music Festival returns to LBI with an evening of music devoted to the Mendelssohn siblings. Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn wrote hundreds of letters to one another and took special delight in sharing details and discoveries of their travels. This evening’s program features the music and letters of these Mendelssohn kindred spirits, and will bring to life the sights and sounds of early 19th century Britain and Italy through their eyes. Also on the program are folk song arrangements by Benjamin Britten and Mendelssohn’s powerful string quintet No. 2, Op.87 which reveals his genius beyond his more famous string octet. Wine reception with Festival artists to follow.

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PROGRAM

British Journey

Andante espressivo in A minor………………………………………………………..Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
from Songs without Words, Book 1 (1829-1830)

Come you not from Newcastle ………………………………………………………..Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Can ye sew Cushions (Scottish Lullaby)
Dear harp of my Country (Irish)
The Last Rose of Summer (Irish)
The Garland ……………………………………………………………………………..Felix Mendelssohn

Italian Journey

Allegretto tranquillo in F-sharp minor, Venetian Gondola Song…………………….Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
from Songs without Words, Book 2 (1833-1834)

Gondellied, Op. 1, No. 6…………………………………………………………………Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847)

Suleika, Op. 57, No. 3……………………………………………………………………Felix Mendelssohn

Il Saltarello Romano: Allegro molto, Op. 6.……………………………………………Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

Pagenlied…………………………………………………………………………………..Felix Mendelssohn

Nach Süden, Op. 10, No. 1…..………………………………………………………….Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

Adrienne Pardee, soprano
Dimitri Dover, piano
Daniele Rinaldo, piano

INTERMISSION

String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87 (1845) …………………………………..Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Allegro Vivace
Andante scherzando
Adagio e lento
Allegro molto vivace

Alex Shiozaki, violin
Pablo Hernán Benedi, violin
Milan Milisavljević, viola
Paolo Fumagalli, viola
Michael Petrov, cello