Episode 19: The NAC Orchestra and Felix Mendelssohn


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The second of the 2010-11 season's "Explore the Symphony" podcasts examines the short life and remarkable career of German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), one of the most popular composers of the Romantic era. In this podcast, the NAC Orchestra's assistant principal double bass Marjolaine Fournier and one of Canada's foremost music journalists, Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer, discuss the composer and his life and works. He was a child prodigy, a pianist, organist and conductor as well as a composer, and he composed symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano and chamber music. Music by Mendelssohn will be featured in two NACO concerts in January (Hymn of Praise on January 5-6 and Dvořák’s “New World” on January 20-21).

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