Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Kissin, Maisky & Bell: Mendelssohn’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 (2009)

Evgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky and Joshua Bell perform Mendelssohn’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 in D Minor, opus 49 at the Verbier Festival in the mountain resort of Verbier, Switzerland, during the summer of 2009; the festival runs for two weeks in late July and early August. Felix Mendelssohn [1809–1847] completed the work in July 1839; this is still one of the most popular chamber works in the world. In a short piece about this work for the Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., Dr. Richard D. Rodda writes: “Mendelssohn's duties kept him close to Leipzig for most of 1839, but he did manage to escape in May to conduct at the Lower Rhine Music Festival in Düsseldorf and in September to oversee the presentation of his oratorio St. Paul in Brunswick. The D minor Piano Trio was completed in July, between those two engagements. The work has remained one of Mendelssohn's most popular and beloved instrumental creations —Pablo Casals chose to play it with Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Alexander Schneider when he was invited by President John F. Kennedy to perform at the White House in 1961.”
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