Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd conductor
David Fray piano
In a 100% Mendelssohn programme, rediscover rare works by this great European humanist, brilliantly performed by French pianist David Fray
D. Boyd © J. Batten
Born into a family of Jewish bankers who converted to Lutheranism, Felix Mendelssohn was a pianist, violist and organist... as well as a painter, accomplished sportsman and avid traveller! A humanist and European in advance of his time, he left a body of work whose importance in the history of music has finally been recognised. The fresh inventiveness of his writing shows an early mastery of the most intricate forms and reveals an extraordinary personality. The influence of Bach and Beethoven, and an insatiable curiosity regarding the masters of the past are perceptible in his music, which spans every repertoire. French pianist David Fray has the impressive virtuosity and boundless energy required for this perilous concerto. .