World Première Recording on period instruments
Conventional wisdom has it that Felix Mendelssohn came into his own as a composer at the age of 16 in 1825, with the composition of his string Octet and the Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. This release, the final volume of the Atlantis Ensemble’s Mendelssohn 2009 project, reveals the lesser-known riches among the works written by young Felix in the years immediately preceding, 1822-1824. Jaap Schröder and his colleagues take us directly into the prosperous Mendelssohn household of the 1820s, a remarkable environment that nurtured young Felix, the prodigy.
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Performing artists: Atlantis Trio & Ensemble
February 15, 2010