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Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3, Hebrides; Schumann: Piano Concerto / Pires, Gardiner [SACD+Blu-ray]

Mendelssohn / Schumann / Pires / Gardiner / London
Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 765   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnRobert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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LSO Live presents the first release in a new Mendelssohn symphony cycle featuring Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Offered in sets containing both SACD and audio/video Blu-ray discs, Gardiner's interpretations can be seen and heard to full effect. Mendelssohn's Symphony No.3 and Hebrides Overture were both inspired by his travels to the British Isles, and are among the composer's most popular works. Also featured on this release is the Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires performing Schumann's Piano Concerto.


LSO Live presents the first release in a new Mendelssohn symphony cycle featuring Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Offered in sets containing both SACD and audio/video Blu-ray discs, Gardiner's interpretations can be seen and heard to full effect. Mendelssohn's Symphony No.3 and Hebrides Overture were both inspired by his travels to the British Isles, and are among the composer's most popular works. Also featured on this release is the Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires performing Schumann's Piano Concerto. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
2.
Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 

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