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Double the Fun!

Double your pleasure with these two works for Double String Quartet. Respighi’s work features ultra-romanticism at its best, while Mendelssohn’s Octet remains the absolute reference piece for this unusual instrumental formation. A tuneful, spectacular, powerful program featuring the front row of the VIS String Section.

Concert Programme

Conducted by        Pierre Simard

RESPIGHI       Doppio Quartetto in D minor

MENDELSSOHN        String Octet in E-flat major, op. 20

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NOV 21, 2021

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NOV 21, 2021

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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphoniesconcertospiano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio Elijah, the overture The Hebrides, his mature Violin Concerto, and his String Octet. The melody for the Christmas carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is also his. Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions.

A grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn was born into a prominent Jewish family. He was brought up without religion until the age of seven, when he was baptised as a Reformed Christian. Felix was recognised early as a musical prodigy, but his parents were cautious and did not seek to capitalise on his talent.

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