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Evening Masterwork: Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in d minor

Piano Concerto No. 2 in d minor by Felix Mendelssohn

Evening Masterwork for June 28 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

The Second Piano Concerto by Mendelssohn is a characteristic work from the composer: dramatic themes, virtuosic displays, and even some meditative moments. The work was premiered in 1837 with the composer as soloist, and it is a much more patient piece than the composer’s first piano concerto. Throughout the work, the orchestra serves to color the piano in a way where it is more than just an accompaniment.