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Mendelssohn: String Symphonies, Vol. 3 / Oitzinger, Gaigg, L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra


Release Date: 06/21/2019 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555202  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Anja EnderleJulia Huber-WarzechaMargot Oitzinger
Conductor:  Michi Gaigg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra under its conductor Michi Gaigg created a sensational stir with its first two Mendelsohn recordings. klassik-heute declared: "This music absolutely sparkles with élan and joie de vivre. And the realization sends sparks of enthusiasm flying." Most of the first six symphonies from Felix Mendelssohn’s youth do seem to owe a lot to the music of Bach’s sons Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel, but the two symphonies on Vol. 3 of the present complete recording of his early symphonic oeuvre already breathe the spirit of a Haydn or Mozart. A dramatic scene for alto and string orchestra modeled on the dramatic structure of recitative, cavatina, and concluding cabaletta from Beethoven’s famous Read more »Ah! Perfido« op. 65 and other works rounds off the album. These component elements depict the dilemma of a heart oscillating between fervor and horror, and in the musical interpretation the string part mostly contrasts with such profound despair and wild passion, thereby opposing the emotional states rendered in song. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony for Strings no 9 in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Anja Enderle (Cello), Julia Huber-Warzecha (Violin)
Conductor:  Michi Gaigg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
2.
Che vuoi mio cor?, MWV H1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Margot Oitzinger (Alto)
Conductor:  Michi Gaigg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Germany 
3.
Symphony for Strings no 8 in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Michi Gaigg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Germany 

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