Savannah Music Festival LIVE 326 – German Masterworks
Original air date: week of October 12, 2010
If the musical world of the 19th century can be said to end with Beethoven, it is the opinion of some that it should end with Wagner. Such a description expresses neatly the power that each of the remarkable figures had over the musicians and composers of a century which was manifestly romantic. Yet in between these two masters were two other extraordinary German composers whose music helped define the 19th century. This episode features the music of Brahms and Mendelssohn, performed at the Savannah Music Festival.