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Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano / Rosen, Artymiw


Release Date: 04/20/2018 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9501  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marcy RosenLydia Artymiw
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paul Mendelssohn, Felix’s younger brother, was a banker by profession but an accomplished amateur cellist, and it is to him that we owe Felix Mendelssohn's three major compositions for cello and piano. This new recording presents Mendelssohn's complete output for cello and piano, and includes the three large scale works, as well as two short pieces, performed by leading virtuosi Marcy Rosen and Lydia Artymiw. Marcy Rosen has established herself as one of the most important and respected artists of our day. Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called her "one of the intimate art's abiding treasures." She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all Read more fifty of the United States. She made her concerto debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of eighteen and has since appeared with such noted orchestras as the Dallas Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, the Caramoor Festival Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Jupiter Symphony and Concordia Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, and the Tokyo Symphony at the famed Orchard Hall in Tokyo. Lydia Artymiw has emerged as one of the most compelling and individual pianists of her generation. For over forty years, she has consistently earned rave reviews, firmly establishing herself as a unique artistic personality with rare communicative gifts. Critics have praised her artistry and highly original interpretations, her warmth, intelligence, poetic gifts, thoughtfulness, versatility, and most of all, her distinctive and beautiful sound. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marcy Rosen (Cello), Lydia Artymiw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marcy Rosen (Cello), Lydia Artymiw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marcy Rosen (Cello), Lydia Artymiw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
4.
Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marcy Rosen (Cello), Lydia Artymiw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
5.
Assai tranquillo for Cello and Piano in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marcy Rosen (Cello), Lydia Artymiw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Super new recordings of the Mendelssohn cello mus April 29, 2018 By Art Music Lady See All My Reviews "Lydia Artymiw is a varied and interesting pianist, with a rich, deep-in-the-keys style, and gives out emotionally. This is key in these sonatas, which are true dialogues between cellist and pianist, and it doesn’t hurt that Marcy Rosen has a luscious tone with a quick vibrato that falls gratefully on the ear. Between the two of them, they dig into the music with aplomb, giving their all emotionally as well as musically. This is especially evident in the slow movements, which Rosen and Artymiw play with care and feeling without overstepping the line into bathos. There is so much attention to detail here, in fact, that it would take a full page just to describe all the little things they do to enhance the music, and never overstep the line. These are superb performances by any measure. --Lynn Rene Bayley, see my full review at https://artmusiclounge.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/rosen-artymiw-play-mendelssohn/" Report Abuse
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