Mendelssohn's Allegro Brillant

Duo Rideau is now working on Mendelssohn's Allegro Brillant. This piece is a special one because it was composed for Clara Schumann.  Mendelssohn performed it with Clara shortly after its completion.

The Allegro Brillant is sometimes preceded by an Andante, which is very lyrical. The Andante was composed specifically for the occasion where he played with Clara.

Publishers did not include the Andante in the published editions until recently, where we can now find the Andante Allegro together again. Duo Rideau will present the whole work, including the Andante, in a concert as part of the 2014-2015 season.