Mendelssohn: Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante

September 23, 2022, 9:00 am

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Naïve Classics presents the latest from violinist Fabio Biondi and his early music ensemble Europa Galante. This new album of early works by Felix Mendelssohn, all written when the composer was between the ages of eleven and eighteen, showcases the influence his predecessors in the German tradition had on his compositional style. The album also offers an opportunity to discover some of Mendelssohn’s lesser-known works. Biondi says, “Here you can perceive this knowledge of the past uniquely combined with an already profoundly Romantic sensitivity: Mendelssohn shows both the teachings of Bach and the Baroque school, and the flamboyant spirit of the young Romantics.”