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Mendelssohn: Complete Symphonies / Masur


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 556704  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraConcerto Cologne
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1835 Felix Mendelssohn became music director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in his native city of Leipzig. 135 years later, Kurt Masur became the orchestra’s Kapellmeister, remaining in the post for 26 years, so there is an indisputable seal of authenticity on these interpretations of the complete Mendelssohn Symphonies. Joining them in this collection, and making it unparalleled in its scope, are the complete early String Symphonies; they are performed on period instruments – and without a conductor – by Concerto Köln. In 1835 Felix Mendelssohn became music director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in his native city of Leipzig. 135 years later, Kurt Masur became the orchestra’s Kapellmeister, remaining in the post for 26 years, so there is an indisputable seal of authenticity on these interpretations of the complete Mendelssohn Symphonies. Joining them in this collection, and making it unparalleled in its scope, are the complete early String Symphonies; they are performed on period instruments – and without a conductor – by Concerto Köln. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
2.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
3.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
4.
Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
5.
Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
6.
Symphony for Strings no 1 in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
7.
Symphony for Strings no 2 in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
8.
Symphony for Strings no 3 in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
9.
Symphony for Strings no 4 in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
10.
Symphony for Strings no 5 in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
11.
Symphony for Strings no 6 in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
12.
Symphony for Strings no 7 in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1821-22; Germany 
13.
Symphony for Strings no 8 in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Germany 
14.
Symphony for Strings no 9 in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
15.
Symphony for Strings no 10 in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
16.
Symphony for Strings no 11 in F major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
17.
Symphony for Strings no 12 in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
18.
Symphony for Strings no 13 in C minor "Symphoniesatz" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 

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