Video: Kristian Bezuidenhout Plays Felix Mendelssohn

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March
2011

Kristian Bezuidenhout (photo: courtesy of the artist)

In June of 1836, Felix Mendelssohn composed Duetto, the sixth song from his third book (op. 38) of piano pieces Lieder ohne Worte (“Songs Without Words”), dedicated to Rosa von Woringen.

He titled it Duetto because its two melodies were supposed to depict a couple of singers engaged in a duet.

Here’s Kristian Bezuidenhout performing the work on a 19th-century Erard fortepiano. He appears on the Dutch television program Vrije Geluiden.

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