Mendelssohn Works

Mendelssohn: Works For Cello & Piano - Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins (2011)

Mendelssohn: Works For Cello & Piano - Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 235 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10701

On this disc the Watkins brothers, Huw and Paul, join forces to perform works by Felix Mendelssohn for cello and piano. The two Sonatas for Cello and Piano which Mendelssohn composed for his younger brother, a cellist, are characterised by a strong and complex undercurrent of feeling, and superb artistry. Recognised by Schumann as light and extremely tuneful examples of the genre, he suggested of the sonata in B flat major that it was ‘a sonata for the most refined family circle, to be enjoyed at its best, perhaps, after some poems by Goethe or Lord Byron’.
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.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Spering - Elias (2010, MDG "Live" # 602 1656-2) [RE-UP]

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Elias: Oratorio on words of the Old Testament op. 70
Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Christoph Spering
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 556 MB | Full Artwork: 203 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 602 1656-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Oratorio, Sacred, Romantic

…And, in fact, Elias has rarely been performed with greater respect for the original than it is here under the conductor Christoph Spering, who has recorded this “sacred opera” with his New Orchestra and the Chorus Musicus Köln in Essen’s Philharmonic Hall with the composer’s “dramatic ideal” fully in mind and heart. (…) The result was in fact an oratorio in opera form and a wealth of dramaturgical elements that absolutely enthralled the public. Fresh Interpretation Just as the composer would have wanted it, Christoph Spering has selected a full chorus and a magnificently dimensioned orchestra for this recording. The New Orchestra performs on historical instruments and in the two years since its founding has gained renown as an outstanding interpreter of the music of the romantic era. (…) Brisk tempos, sharp delineation, powerful expression, and interpretive freshness are the hallmarks of this new discovery for the MDG Live label.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol.1 (2014)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol.1 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5132

‘Mendelssohn in Birmingham’ is an exciting new recording project with the CBSO and its Principal Guest Conductor, Edward Gardner. It celebrates Mendelssohn’s special relationship with the city’s Town Hall and will feature the complete symphonies recorded there. It was a venue much loved by Mendelssohn and saw him conduct many of his own works there, including premieres. ‘Mendelssohn in Birmingham’ also encompasses a major concert series at the Town Hall which will run alongside these recordings.

Grieg & Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Piano by CD Sheet Music (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Feb. 7, 2015
Grieg & Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Piano by CD Sheet Music (Repost)

Grieg & Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Piano by CD Sheet Music
English | Jun 1, 2006 | ISBN: 142342803X | 1600 pages | PDF | 188,1 MB

The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms by Russell Stinson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Dec. 28, 2014
The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms by Russell Stinson

The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms by Russell Stinson
English | Apr 6, 2006 | ISBN: 0195171098 | 240 Pages | PDF | 14,3 MB
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Spering - Elias (2010)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Elias: Oratorio on words of the Old Testament op. 70
Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Christoph Spering
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 556 MB | Full Artwork: 203 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 602 1656-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Oratorio, Sacred, Romantic

…And, in fact, Elias has rarely been performed with greater respect for the original than it is here under the conductor Christoph Spering, who has recorded this “sacred opera” with his New Orchestra and the Chorus Musicus Köln in Essen’s Philharmonic Hall with the composer’s “dramatic ideal” fully in mind and heart. (…) The result was in fact an oratorio in opera form and a wealth of dramaturgical elements that absolutely enthralled the public. Fresh Interpretation Just as the composer would have wanted it, Christoph Spering has selected a full chorus and a magnificently dimensioned orchestra for this recording. The New Orchestra performs on historical instruments and in the two years since its founding has gained renown as an outstanding interpreter of the music of the romantic era. (…) Brisk tempos, sharp delineation, powerful expression, and interpretive freshness are the hallmarks of this new discovery for the MDG Live label.

Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (CD 23-24)  Music

Posted by joway at May 10, 2009
Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (CD 23-24)

Mendelssohn - The Complete Masterpieces (CD 23-24)
RCA Red Seal, 2009 | FLAC, CUE, LOG, Scans | 2 CD, 497Mb (RS)

LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian' (2016) [TR24][OF]

LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian'
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 62:12 min | 1.78 GB | Front Cover
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Constantly in the vanguard of enlightened interpretation, Sir John Eliot Gardiner stands as a leader in today’s musical life. His award-winning Mendelssohn cycle on LSO Live showcases his period performance expertise; the LSO muscians standing to play, highlighting their individual musicianship. As Gardiner notes: "It gives a different type of dynamism and energy… it means that the fiddles are freer in the way that they attack the extremely virtuosic lines and it gives a tremendous sense of occasion to the music making."
Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 1-4 (2012) [TR24][OF]

Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 1-4
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 69:06 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2012

If claims could be made for a certain composer to have invented a genre single-handedly, Felix Mendelssohn would be a strong candidate with his ‘Songs without Words’. The term itself can be traced back to 1828, and a letter in which Fanny Mendelssohn mention having received a ‘song without words’ as a birthday present from her brother.