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Mendelssohn / Lisiecki, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 02/15/2019 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002963402  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jan Lisiecki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Young pianist Jan Lisiecki explores a pair of early Romantic masterpieces with the acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Mendelssohn s Piano Concertos in G minor and D minor. Wishing to give listeners further insight into Mendelssohn s dazzling keyboard writing beyond the well-known concertos, Lisiecki also performs a selection of some of Mendelssohn s most brilliant pieces for solo piano: the Variations sérieuses, the Rondo capriccioso, and the Venetian Boat Song from Songs Without Words.

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REVIEW:

Lisiecki sparkles and shines. The chamber-like sonorities and intricate interplay – surely the result of this being a
Read more conductor-less ensemble – are an endless delight. The small forces also ensure that there’s an airborne quality in the fast movements. The solo pieces generally work very well too. the ‘Venetian Gondola Song’ from the Songs Without Words is beautiful indeed, concluding a delightful disc.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jan Lisiecki (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
2.
Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jan Lisiecki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jan Lisiecki (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
4.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jan Lisiecki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
5.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 6, Andante sostenuto "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jan Lisiecki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 

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