The young genius, Mendelssohn, precocious on the level of Mozart, composed 12 astonishing symphonies before the age of 14. His string symphony No. 9 shows a mastery of drama, lyricism and humor. The Trio includes the little folk song, La Suisse, yodel included! Coleridge-Taylor, a trailblazer of his time for composers of color was extraordinarily gifted at a young age. The series of graceful movements may be played in any order, and never fail to delight.
Enjoy this interactive rebroadcast with music you love in a new way. Your host and conductor, Music Director Michael Stern will share thought-provoking social and historical musical context plus "backstage" chats with the musicians.