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What Makes It Great?
Mendelssohn's Octet

Monday, February 23, 2015  |  7:30pm


With Aeolus Quartet & friends

Who was the greatest child prodigy in the history of Western music? Most people think of Mozart, but the greatest compositional wunderkind in the history of Western music was actually Mendelssohn. He wrote his spectacular, virtuosic Octet for Strings when he was only 16 years old. Rob Kapilow explores the mystery and mastery behind Mendelssohn's stunningly precocious teenage masterpiece.

Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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