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Pure Mendelssohn / Sebastian Knauer


Release Date: 03/10/2009 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 16372   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Sebastian Knauer sings these songs magically – say no more!

If the Real Great Composers discussion of Mendelssohn on the cover CD gets you itching to return to your old Mendelssohn favourites, I’d suggest a trip to your local shop to pick up this new selection of the Songs Without Words. Sebastian Knauer is magical throughout, with a sense of occasion that, as our critic Jeremy Nicholas opines, makes “Barenboim sound matter-of-fact by comparison”.

-- Gramophone [3/2009]


Sebastian Knauer sings these songs magically – say no more!

If the Real Great Composers discussion of Mendelssohn on the cover CD gets you itching to return to your old Mendelssohn favourites, I’d suggest a trip to your local shop to pick up this new selection of the Songs Without Words. Sebastian Knauer is magical throughout, with a sense of occasion that, as our critic Jeremy Nicholas opines, makes “Barenboim sound matter-of-fact by comparison”.

-- Gramophone [3/2009]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 3, Presto agitato in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
2.
Klavierstücke (2) for Piano: no 2 in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 2, Allegro non troppo in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Germany 
4.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 3, Andante tranquillo in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
5.
Albumblatt for Piano in E minor, Op. 117 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1837; Germany 
6.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 6, Allegretto in F sharp minor "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
7.
Lied for Piano in F sharp minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 5, Moderato in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
9.
Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 4, Andante sostenuto in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
10.
Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
11.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major "Sweet Remembrance" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
12.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 3, Molto allegro in A major "Hunting Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
13.
Gondelied for Piano in A major "Barcarolle" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
14.
Lied for Piano in F major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
15.
Lied for Piano in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828 
16.
Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 2, Allegro non troppo in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
17.
Songs without words, vol 8, Op. 102: no 2, Adagio in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
18.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
19.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 

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