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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.
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 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 Bartholdy - Octet Op.20, Sinfonia No.6, 10 - I Solisti Italiani - 2007

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Octet Op.20, Sinfonia No.6, 10 - I Solisti Italiani - 2007
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 316 MB
Label: DENON | TT: 58'15

I Solisti Veneti is one of the first rank of small Italian chamber orchestras with modern instruments. Founded in Padua in 1959 by Claudio Scimone, it has made a reputation especially with Italian Baroque music, recording many works by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, Francesco Geminiani, Benedetto Marcello and Giuseppe Tartini. Giuliano Carmignola and Piero Toso were two of the soloists in the ensemble. The group has made over 300 recordings, many on the Erato record label. A number of these were first-ever recordings of works of Vivaldi, Albinoni and Rossini.
Felix Mendelssohn - Complete String Quartets, Quintets, Sextets & Octet

Mendelssohn - Complete String Quartets, Quintets, Sextets & Octet
Brilliant Classics | 2011 | 6 CD | 6 RAR | 833 Mb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Covers | Fserve, Fsonic

(…) Mendelssohn is so much more than the composer of the Scottish and Italian Symphonies, the Violin Concerto and the oratorio Elijah. The chamber music reveals not only his youthful precociousness as heard in the Octet composed at the age of 16 and a work of pure genius - but also in the sextet which ranks only a little behind its famous sibling for sheer bravura and craftsmanship. The string quartets are seriously underrated works, and show Mendelssohn’s deep appreciation of Beethoven’s quartets. (…)
Ultimate Campoli / Felix Mendelssohn, Bruch, Saint-Saens  (2009)

Ultimate Campoli / Felix Mendelssohn, Bruch, Saint-Saens (2009)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 352 MB | hotfile, fileserve
Classical | Label: Beulah | Time: 69:33

Ultimate Campoli? Forget the persiflage. This is just damn good Campoli - a player of charm, personality, technical eloquence and hugely musical instincts…
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Symphonies Vol. 5 (Thomas Fey & Heidelberger Sinfoniker, 2009)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Symphonies Vol. 5 (Thomas Fey & Heidelberger Sinfoniker, 2009)
Genre: Classical Symphony | 1 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 313 MB
2009 recording & release | Publisher: hänssler CLASSIC CD 98.552
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Felix Mendelssohn - The String Quartets, Vol.3  Music

Posted by ysov at Feb. 15, 2010
Felix Mendelssohn - The String Quartets, Vol.3

Aurora String Quartet | Felix Mendelssohn - The String Quartets, Vol.3
FLAC 319 Mb | Scans | RS | RAR | Easy CD Ripper Pro
Label: Naxos | 1994 | DDD | 1 CD | Classical, instrumental