Colorado Power Piano

Power Piano as performed by
Howard Pancoast at the piano

Howard Pancoast
Karen Pancoast at the piano

Karen Pancoast

Felix Mendelssohn

(1809-1847)

Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn was a child prodigy performing pianist who was strictly trained in the Classical style. When he first saw the music of Chopin, he did not believe anyone could play it. Later, he heard Chopin play and decided that he greatly admired the “new style” and new techniques. But he never really could incorporate them into his own music. His most famous piano pieces are similar in approach to the preludes of Bach and Chopin and the bagatelles of Beethoven. They are called Songs Without Words because Mendelssohn composed song-like melodies to play above his broken chord accompaniments.

Songs without words