András Schiff conducts Bach and Mendelssohn
This performance is part of Project San Francisco, an innovative composer and artist residency program.
The young Mendelssohn toured extensively, forming indelible impressions of Europe that were inseparable from his musical imagination. Moved by a seaside cave off the Scottish coast, he captured its immense beauty and raw power in the Hebrides Overture. Delighted by Italy, he wrote an exuberant paean to that country. It was Mendelssohn the conductor who rekindled interest in Bach’s music in the… Show more
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