Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress
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A staggering number of concerts of Felix Mendelssohn’s works are being planned throughout the world to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of his birth. While most of these occurred in January and February 2009 (the composer’s birthday was on February 3rd), concerts, as well as lectures and exhibitions related to Mendelssohn will nevertheless take place throughout the year. These events may be identified by means of any standard Internet search engine.
The first two Web sites listed stand out in particular for their comprehensive content and ease of use:
WETA Classical Conversations
A radio interview conducted by WETA announcer and producer Nicole LaCroix with Library of Congress staff members Susan Clermont and Kevin LaVine offers information about the Library’s holdings of Mendelssohniana.
National Public Radio
Includes links to over one hundred articles and sound files related to Mendelssohn and his works.
Mendelssohn on the Mall
Lists a series of concerts held at the National Gallery of Art, the National Academy of Sciences and at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, throughout January and February 2009.
Library of Congress Concert Series
The Library featured performances of Mendelssohn’s works in several concerts held in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium during February 2009.
Last Updated: April 8, 2010