On display in the foyer of the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of congress during February, is a selection of rare items from the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Mendelssohn Collection, including a large and unique iconographic collection and the Mendelssohn family scrapbook. With more than 300 letters, portrait engravings, watercolors, and other documents, the collection is a rich resource for the study of Mendelssohn’s life. Classical WETA’s Nicole Lacroix had the pleasure of touring the exhibit and speaking with Susan Clermont and Kevin Lavine, Senior Music Specialists in the reference section of the Music Division at the Library of Congress.
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