This work, Classical in design and spirit but possessing those distinctive qualities of lightness and translucence that characterize so much of Mendelssohn's music, is more a little concerto for piano with strings that Mendelssohn composed for himself than a fully democratic integration of all the instruments of the ensemble.

Mendelssohn: Sextet in D major for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Bass, Op. 110

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on October 20, 2015