The narrative structure is based on the original letters of Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny, combined with evocative period images made in Super8. Some of the most important moments of the composer's life: his training, his religious and cultural identity, his journey to Italy, his relation with Bach and his rediscovery, the Leipzig years, the oblivion following his death and the recent unearthing of many important unpublished works.
A blend of music and words will guide the public through Mendelssohn's greatest masterpieces, illustrating their poetic background with images of the places that Mendelssohn himself experienced and recounted with his matchless art.
Featuring some of the most distinguished Mendelssohn specialists, including Riccardo Chailly, Steven Isserlis, Lang Lang, Kurt Masur, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Roberto Prosseda, and Charles Rosen.
Gewandhaus Orchester, GewandhausChor, Chor der Oper Leipzig
With Sofia Gubaidulina, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Gidon Kremer, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker