Apr 25, 2019
Welcome to Season 5 of Sticky Notes! This week, we look at Mendelssohn's famous overture, and his slightly less famous incidental music to Shakespeare's beloved play. We'll explore the remarkably precocious overture, written when Mendelssohn was just 17, and the incidental music written 17 years later, full of invention, creativity, and cohesion with the Overture. We'll also talk about how the music works with and around the play, and how Mendelssohn might just have written the first ever soundtrack!