Felix Mendelssohn

About Felix Mendelssohn's Concertos

Mendelssohn wrote his first Concerto in 1831 during a visit to Munich, inspired to it by Delphine von Shauroth – “an artist, and very cultured, whom everyone adores," he wrote to his sister Fanny, at the same time assuring that he did not love her. "She composed a passage...that makes a startling effect," he wrote further, without specifying which one. Mendelssohn dedicated the concerto to Delphine, and premiered it himself in Munich with great success.
The Second Concerto, a somewhat more subdued work, was also premiered by the composer, at the 1837 Birmingham Festival.

Preview TitleKey Year Level
Piano Concerto 1 Op. 25  in G Minor by Mendelssohn piano sheet music AAB Piano Concerto 1 Op. 2524 G Minor 1831 8+
Piano Concerto 2 Op. 40  in D Minor by Mendelssohn piano sheet music AAC Piano Concerto 2 Op. 408 D Minor 1837 8+