Mendelssohn

Quatuor Ébène - Mendelssohn Felix & Fanny (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Ébène - Mendelssohn Felix & Fanny (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 76:45 minutes | 784 MB
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The Quatuor Ebène turns to Mendelssohn: two quartets by Felix and one by his elder sister Fanny, who composed over 400 works and who, like her brother, died in 1847. “Felix’s quartets speak with intimacy, but are not devoid of violent, stormy emotion,” says Raphaël Merlin of the Quatuor Ebène. He praises Fanny for composing “with surprising freedom”, saying “we fell in love with her string quartet”.
Gustav Rivinius & Edicson Ruiz - Mendelssohn & Penderecki: Sextets (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Gustav Rivinius & Edicson Ruiz - Mendelssohn & Penderecki: Sextets (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:54 minutes | 578 MB
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Two live recordings of Piano Sextets from the 2016 SPANNUNGEN Festival – a highly regarded Chamber music Festival. Highly rated young artists interpreting chamber music which can only be heard on rare occasions.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1-5 (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1-5 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 147:50 minutes | 3.49 GB
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2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the European Reformation, started by Martin Luther in 1517. To honor this occasion, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing a new interpretation of the complete Mendelssohn symphonies, crowned by a recording of the Reformation Symphony No. 5.
Kammerakademie Potsdam & Antonello Manacorda - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kammerakademie Potsdam & Antonello Manacorda - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:21 minutes | 1.20 GB
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The Kammerakademie Potsdam, headed by Antonello Manacorda, received an Echo Klassik Award as the year's best orchestra for its complete recording of the Schubert symphonies. Now it is turning to a Mendelssohn cycle and has already received high praise for its recording of Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4: “sparkling and vivacious”, wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, “a sentient being with heartbeat that breathes and never stops moving”.
Elisabeth Leonskaja - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Piano Music (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Elisabeth Leonskaja - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Piano Music (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:38 minutes | 946 MB
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Elisabeth Leonskaja is a highly respected (former Soviet) pianist whose career blossomed in the shadow of Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. Known for her modesty – not unlike older compatriot Maria Yudina – Leonskaja was mentored by Richter and often played duets with him. She would never reach the critical and artistic heights of her great teacher, but her reputation as an imaginative interpreter and formidable technician have lifted her to almost legendary status, with comparisons to Clara Haskil and other keyboard icons.
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Hebrides Overture (1971,1973/2016) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Hebrides Overture (1971,1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:34 minutes | 1.52 GB
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“Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic performance is worthy of Mendelssohn's inspiration, and this album makes a splendid memento of a famous Scottish visit.” (Penguin Guide)
LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:13 minutes | 1.62 GB
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LSO Live presents the first in a series exploring the complete symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Also featured on this release is the eminent Portuguese pianist, Maria João Pires, in the inaugural concerto recording on the label.
Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Daniel Muller-Schott - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006) [Official Digital Download]

Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Daniel Muller-Schott - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:01 minutes | 989 MB
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“Since the foundation of PentaTone Classics in 2001, their enterprising programming; appealing contemporary presentations; consistently high quality performances and state of the art recordings have been nothing short of astonishing. I look forward enthusiastically to each of their stylish new releases and this hybrid Super Audio CD of Mendelssohn’s two Piano Trios was no exception. After a check of the accompanying marketing information it seems that this disc has already been selected as a Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’ and the recipient of a Diapason d’Or award.
Arabella Steinbacher - Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Arabella Steinbacher - Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:12 minutes | 1.14 GB
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This release arguably features the two greatest concertos ever written for the violin: performed by one of the most brilliant violinists of her generation, together with one of the finest orchestras,and under the baton of one of the world's foremost conductors.This recording of Tchaikovsky/Mendelssohn violin concertos bears witness to the eminence of the collaboration between violinist Arabella Steinbacher, conductor Charles Dutoit and PENTATONE's Orchestra of the Season January-June 2015, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the result thereof.
LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017) [Official Digital Download]

LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:03 minutes | 1.19 GB
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Continuing his award-winning cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the London Symphony Orchestra, his singers and actors through a novel performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: this version—performed as part of the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death—makes some cuts to the original movements, in Gardiner's words, ‘removing all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focusing on the world of the fairies and the human lovers.’