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Klaviertrio Amsterdam - Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trios (2000) Reissue 2010

Klaviertrio Amsterdam - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Piano Trios (2000) Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94039 | Time: 00:54:48

In 1832 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) wrote to his sister Fanny that is what about time he wrote some ‘good trios’. He had already started but left unfinished a trio for piano, violin and viola, and started the D minor trio shortly after, completing it in 1839. Mendelssohn’s friend the composer-pianist Ferdinand Hiller advised him after the completion to make several revisions to make the work sound as up to date as possible – Hiller, was a pupil of Hummel was a keen supporter of Berlioz and Liszt. The result is a work of perfect proportions, with a brilliant piano part, skilful counterpoint and a wonderful blend of classical poise and romantic passion. Schumann reviewing the Leipzig premiere on 1840 commented that the trio was a masterpiece that would ‘bring joy to our children and grandchildren’. The 2nd trio is dedicated to the great German violinist and composer Louis Spohr.

Sitkovetsky Trio - Felix Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 4, 2016
Sitkovetsky Trio - Felix Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios (2015)

Sitkovetsky Trio - Felix Mendelssohn: The Piano Trios (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2109 | Time: 00:57:00

'The masterpiece of our time in the trio genre' is how Robert Schumann described Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D minor when he reviewed the work upon its publication in 1840. Comparing it to the trios by Beethoven and Schubert, Schumann continued: 'a very beautiful composition, which in years to come will continue to delight our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.' And so it has the D minor trio remains one of the most popular of Mendelssohn's chamber works, uniting the composer's gift for melody with his feeling for textures and formal mastery. A few years later he penned the Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor between February and April 1845. An intensely emotional first movement is followed by a blissful Andante espressivo and a shimmering, truly Mendelsohnian Scherzo. The Finale returns to the passionate mood of the opening, but in the course of the movement hymn-like allusions appear and lend an air of sacred celebration to the movement. These two highpoints in the Romantic repertoire for piano trio are here performed by the young Sitkovetsky Trio.

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - The Great Composers  

Posted by cuocsongtuoidep at Oct. 2, 2009
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - The Great Composers

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - The Great Composers
English | Subs: No | DiVX | 640 X 480 | mp3 128kbps | 00:54:56 | AVI | 826 MB
Genre: Documentary

This unique and impressive DVD-box - containing 14 documentary-style films - offers a glimpse into the lives and masterworks of the world’s best known classical composers of all time. Each quality film has a play time of more than 50 minutes and explores different facets of the composers, who stunned the world with their revolutionary compositions. Musicians, period décor, actors and dancers recreate the refined world of the composers, all freely inspired by their lives.
Marlboro Festival Members - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: String Quintets (1978) CD Reissue 1990

Marlboro Festival Members - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintets (1978) CD Reissue 1990
Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian, Sharon Robinson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS/Sony Classical | # MPK 45883 | Time: 01:00:37

An exceptionally fine performance of the Mendelssohn string quintets by Jaime Laredo, Ani Kavafian, Heiichiro Ohyama, Kim Kashkashian and Sharon Robinson can be found on CD45883 (61 minutes: ADD). These are rhythmically alert and spirited readings, played with great charm and eloquence. They are an especially welcome addition to a catalogue that sports no rival version of No. 1 and only one of No. 2. The 1978 recording is one of the best in the batch, exceptionally well balanced with a fine feeling of depth and presence. Strongly recommended. (Gramophone)
Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (2016)
Freiburger Barockorchester, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902228 | Time: 01:07:34

Following his critically acclaimed recording of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.2, Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns with Symphonies Nos.3 and 4, this time leading the Freiburger Barockorchester. Both works have origins in the composer’s 1829- 1831 tour of Europe. Symphony No.3, sometimes called the “Scottish” symphony, was inspired by a visit to the ruined Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh in 1829. It was not completed until 1842, making it, chronologically, the last of his five symphonies. Symphony No.4, called the “Italian” symphony, was born of the color and atmosphere of Italy, and was completed in Berlin in 1833.
Felix Mendelssohn - 'Ein Sommernachtstraum', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993) [Harnoncourt]

Felix Mendelssohn - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Orchestral, Choral | Label: Teldec | # 9031-74882-2 | Time: 01:17:55

The catalog doesn't need a new version of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, but this one is sung and spoken in German (hence the use of Sommernachtstraum on the cover), which is rare. It's reminder that Mendelssohn was setting a German translation of Shakespeare. Harnoncourt's performance is very fine. His speakers and singers are first-rate, and he evokes both the dreamy relaxation of the play and its mercurial swiftness. Tempos are on the fast side, phrasing is crips without being terse, and the execution by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe could be mistaken for the Concertgebouw.
Felix Mendelssohn - hr-Sinfonieorchester (Paavo Järvi) / Rheingau Musik Festival 2014 [HDTV 720p]

Felix Mendelssohn - hr-Sinfonieorchester (Paavo Järvi) / Rheingau Musik Festival 2014 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 2 ch / MP2 192 kbps, 2 ch | 01:28:00 | 8.7 GB
Classical, Symphony, Vocal | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs works by Felix Mendelssohn at Rheingau Musik Festival 2014.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Helmuth Rilling / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart - Elias (1994, hänssler classics # CD 98.928)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Elias
Christine Schäfer / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart / Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Helmuth Rilling
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 507 MB | Full Artwork: 316 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: hänssler classic # CD 98.928 | Country/Year: Germany 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Vocal, Sacred, Oratory

"Helmuth Rilling realisiert die stilistische Spannweite der Chöre vom nazarenischen a cappella über impressionistische Koloristik, einem fast Brahms'schen Sentiment, bis zur dramatischen Wucht vollkommen."~FonoForum
Felix Mendelssohn - London SO / Andre Previn - Symphony No.4 and Overtures (1977-79, CD reissue 1993)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op.90 "Italian" / Overtures
London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 292 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # CDE 7 67775 2 | Country/Year: Europe 1993, 1977-79
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Felix Mendelssohn · John Adams - Violin Concertos (2014)  

Posted by Piterets at Sept. 8, 2014
Felix Mendelssohn · John Adams - Violin Concertos (2014)

Felix Mendelssohn · John Adams - Violin Concertos (2014)
Classical, Contemporary Classical | Naïve V 5368 | 2014 | 58:35 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 270 MB
Chad Hoopes, violin, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi, conductor

For those just discovering this nineteen-year-old American violinist, the term "revelation" aptly applies. For his début in the recording studio he has chosen two seemingly opposed concertos: Mendelssohn's famous violin concerto and the magic concerto composed by his compatriot, John Adams (b. 1947). "Implacably melodic", says Adams of his work - a point the two pieces prove to have in common in this magnificent performance by Kristjan Järvi and his Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.