Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: Inspiration from England – Mendelssohn and the Piano

Initiated in 1997 by Kurt Masur as a series of concerts in the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Mendelssohn-Festtage has not only grown to incorporate a range of events throughout the town, but is also now accompanied by the Schumann-Festwoche.

The Mendelssohn-Festtage 2011 is dedicated to Mendelssohn’s trips to England, for all the music he composed there or as a result of his experiences and impressions.

On Friday September 9th the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments is hosting a special Mendelssohn event as part of the Festtage. Under the title “Inspiration from England: Mendelssohn and the Piano” the museum is offering Mendelssohn fans a special guided tour through relevant parts of the collection, readings from Mendelssohn’s letters from and about England and a small concert on an original Tröndlin piano.

“Inspiration from England: Mendelssohn and the Piano”

Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments

09.09.2011 from 15:30 – 17:00

Entrance: Euro 10,00 / Concessions, Euro 8,00

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy



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