Felix Mendelssohn, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Reynaldo Hahn, Louis Spohr, Mathilde de Rothschild, Franz Liszt, Jaques Halévy, Frédéric Chopin, Vincenzo Bellini, Samuel Barber, Luigi Cherubini, Francis Poulenc, Anton Rubinstein, Arthur Sullivan • Family Connections celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Rothschild family, with songs by their friends, teachers and relatives. • Charlotte de Rothschild’s career has taken her all overthe world. With her wide knowledge of the song repertoire, from different eras, countries and genres, she has created some wonderful themed programmes; the best-known being this “Family Connections” programme which traces the musical history of her forebears with music by, and anecdotes about, the composers who were friends, teachers or ancestors of the Rothschild family during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Charlotte has presented this programme in the U.S.A., Europe, Japan, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia a nd the U.K. It all began in the early ‘90s when Charlotte discovered a fascinating musical autograph book started by her ancestor, a previous Charlotte de Rothschild. The contents ha ve been the source of great interest to musicologists world-wide and Charlotte made this recording in 1 993 when the family were celebrating their 250th anniversary.