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Mendelssohn forgets his music! 
(Excerpt taken from Composers II Book)

Incidentally, on that historic night of 1829 someone had mistakenly placed the wrong music in front of the eager conductor.  Felix knew that to panic meant that his orchestra would notice and follow his example. So he guided the orchestra, turning the pages at the place he would have normally done so had he had the Passion in front of him. The musicians never found out. After that night, Mendelssohn dedicated himself to play at least one piece of Bach's music wherever he went. Mendelssohn went on to form the Bach Society in Germany.

Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin and Orchestra E Minor
(Excerpt taken from Composers II CD)

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