Felix Mendelssohn: La Belle MelusineFinnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

11 min

Available until 20/09/2024

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) was deeply rooted in German Romanticism, appreciating those fairy tales and myths inhabited by the vision of untamed nature. His concert overture La Belle Mélusine was inspired by the medieval fairy character Mélusine. This half-princess, half-serpent marries a knight but forbids him from trying to see her in her true form.

Music director

Duncan Ward

Orchestra

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Country

  • France

  • Finland

Year

2023

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