Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1
,,She is an artist, and very cultured, whom everyone adores." Clearly, Felix Mendelssohn spoke very highly of Delphine von Schauroth, daughter of the baroness Louise von Telz. He had met her during a visit to Munich, where Delphine was one of his steady companions (?). To his sister Fanny he wrote: ,, Ministers and Counts trot around her like domestic animals in the hen yard artists, too, and other cultivated persons… In short, I made sheep’s eyes.” He wrote his First Piano Concerto while in Munich, before and after his visits to Delphine, who was very musical herself. Mendelssohn even let her compose a passage of this concerto, though he never disclosed which part was actually hers. The piece was dedicated to Delphine, and even though the two got along very well Mendelssohn assured his sister that he did not love the baroness’ daughter.
Display Titles: Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1
Artists: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig,Lang Lang,Riccardo Chailly
Location: St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
Concert Year: 2009