Song Without Words in D Major, Op.109 for cello and piano by Felix Mendelssohn
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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is one of the most important German composers of the Romantic era. He was most comfortable composing in a charming, relatively conservative style influenced by the Classical period and free from many of the developing trends of the Romantic Era, while incorporating important innovations in many works. He also held a singular position in German musical life as the founder of the Leipzig Conservatory, a prominent conductor of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and a seminal figure in the revival of the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Mendelssohn produced several gems for the cello repertory; one of his most beloved is the lyric miniature Song Without Words in D Major, his last work for cello and piano. Intermediate level, Grade 3.