Artists

Elena Baschkirowa-Barenboim

Piano

Mojca Erdmann

Soprano

Jörg Widmann

Clarinet

Karl-Heinz Steffens

basset horn

Mihaela Martin

Violin

Frans Helmerson

Violoncello

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Selected Songs

Fanny Hensel

Piano Trio in D minor Op. 11

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Selected Songs

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Concert Piece No. 1 in F minor Op. 113 for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Concert Piece No. 2 in D minor Op. 114 for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano

“He is the Mozart of the 19th century, the brightest of musicians, who sees more clearly than others through the contradictions of our time and is the first to reconcile them.” Thus Robert Schumann described his friend and contemporary Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Pianist Elena Bashkirova, artistic director of Leipzig’s Mendelssohn-Festtage, has curated a two-day festival: in addition to works by Mozart, the program also includes the masterful Piano Trio by Felix’s sister Fanny Hensel and Aribert Reimann’s arrangement of Mendelssohn songs. Actress Martina Gedeck joins the extraordinary ensemble of musicians to read from Fanny Hensel’s letters.