Mendelssohn

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."

Javier Perianes - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte (2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 8, 2016
Javier Perianes - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte (2014) [TR24][OF]

Javier Perianes - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:38 min | 1.44 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2014

This program featuring the superb pianist Javier Perianes illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admiration for classical order; and a genuine veneration for Bach (Prelude and Fugue). The whole radiant universe of Mendelssohn is encapsulated here.
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.
Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961/2012) [24/96]

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn:
Incidental Music To "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Op.61 (1961/2012)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:39 minutes | 1005 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Otto Klemperer was very much a man of the theatre. “Here, opera and drama were truly united,” he said of his time at Berlin’s Kroll Theatre, a progressive and influential force in the heady years of the Weimar Republic. He was also a man with a sharp sense of humour: this performance of Mendelssohn’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream both glows with enchantment and sparkles with wit.
Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3 (2015) [24/96]

Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:28 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Under-valued for a century and a half, the perfected joys of Mendelssohn’s music for solo piano are further unearthed in this third volume of our complete series from Howard Shelley where fascinating early works sit happily alongside Book 4 of the ‘Songs without words’ and the wonderful Caprices of opus 33.
Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2014) [24/96]

Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:40 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This second volume includes the Rondo capriccioso, a favourite virtuoso concert piece of the nineteenth century; the three-movement Fantasia in F sharp minor, which was originally described as a ‘Sonate écossaise’, with its characteristic Scottish folk-song elements in the first movement, and two books of the Songs without Words.
Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 1 (2013) [24/96]

Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 1 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:05 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Howard Shelley is acclaimed as the living master of early Romantic piano music. So much of this music was ignored throughout the twentieth century that there is still a sense of discovery at each new recording. Shelley here presents the first instalment of a six-volume set of Felix Mendelssohn’s complete solo piano music—perhaps the least well-known part of the composer’s repertoire. Volume 1 includes Opp 5, 6, and 7, the first three piano compositions Mendelssohn published between 1825 and 1827, as well as Op 19b, the first volume of his Lieder ohne Worte, released in 1832.
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 4 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 4 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:10 minutes | 1,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

Founded in 2005, the Escher String Quartet is still a young ensemble as string quartets go. It has nevertheless become established as one of the most exciting quartets around, both in its home country, the U.S.A., and elsewhere, recently being shortlisted for a BBC Music Magazine Award. With their début disc on BIS, the Eschers launch a three-disc cycle of Mendelssohn's string quartets…
BSO / Munch - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian" & Symphony No. 5 "Reformation" (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian" & Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Charles Munch (conductor)
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,37 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,04 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-71616-2 | Country/Year: US 2006 (1957, 1958, 1960)
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

"…The sound has remarkable little tape hiss, and is typical of the Boston recordings from this source. The strings are warm and solid, the brass not as piercing and obviously virtuostic as at Chicago, the stereo spread rather wide but without a hole in the middle, the orchestra bathed in a lush but not overresonant acoustic." ~sa-cd.net
Yehudi Menuhin, BPO - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2 (1966/2012) [24-96]

Yehudi Menuhin & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler (1966/2012)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 [EMI Remaster 2011]

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:58 minutes | 672 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Acclaimed violinist Yehudi Menuhin delivers first-rate performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor and Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2. His stunning tone, intensity and overall virtuosity are engaging and warm. Menuhin is joined by noted conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The set will go down as one of the finest violin performances of all time and Menuhin remains one of the most accomplished violinists of the century.