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This week's installment of the Tuesday Blog - the first Once Upon the Internet for 2015 - continues the overall Mendelssohn theme with more intimate works.

To begin, a pair of chamber works: a string quartet and a song without words (more about that on our teaser below) set for cello and piano.

From his piano works, a pair of virtuoso pieces, including his variations sérieuses, which compares favorably to his friend Schuman's symphonic variations. Finally, a piece for piano four hands, which he may (or not) hev played with his sister.

As is usually the case in this series, these tracks were downloaded a dozen or so years ago off the old MP3.COM site, and feature both established and less established performers.

Happy Listening!


Song without words in D Major, for cello and piano, op. 109
Harry Clarke cello
Sanda Schuldmann, piano

String Quartet # 3, in D Major, op. 44 no. 1
Fairmont String Quartet

Rondo capriccioso, in E Major, op. 14
William Larson, piano

Variations sérieuses, op. 54
Paul Badura-Skoda, piano

Andante tranquillo con Variazioni, in B Flat Major, op. 83a
Kimiko and Arnd Dolge, piano duo

Downloaded from MP3.COM 2001-02

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January 23 2014, "I Think You Will Love This Music Too" will feature a new podcast "Felix Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte" at its Pod-O-Matic Channel . Read more on our blogs in English and in French.