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Mendelssohn: Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Piano

Stephen Johnson explores Mendelssohn's rarely heard Concerto for violin and piano to examine how the composer was already racing from being a child prodigy to an incipient genius.

Mendelssohn had already written over a hundred pieces in nearly every genre before he turned to his Concerto for violin and piano at the age of just fourteen years old. Stephen Johnson sifts through this rarely heard early work to see how the young composer was already racing down the path from child prodigy to incipient genius.

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Composer Felix Mendelssohn


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