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Mendelssohn Highlights

Mendelssohn / Oistrakh / Gheorghiu / Schorler
Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 149502   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate SchorlerIgor OistrachValentin Gheorghiu
Conductor:  Günther HerbigKurt MasurFranz KonwitschnyHerbert Kegel
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mendelssohn’s romantic style is embodied by a rich sense of inspiration, great delicacy, and the sheen of perfection. His style combines a sense of simplicity with a perfectionism that often drove the composer to spend an inordinate amount of time honing his work after the first burst of inspirational ideas. Mendelssohn’s romantic style is embodied by a rich sense of inspiration, great delicacy, and the sheen of perfection. His style combines a sense of simplicity with a perfectionism that often drove the composer to spend an inordinate amount of time honing his work after the first burst of inspirational ideas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Conductor:  Günther Herbig
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Symphony for Strings no 3 in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Conductor:  Franz Konwitschny
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 42 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Igor Oistrach (Violin)
Conductor:  Franz Konwitschny
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Valentin Gheorghiu (Piano)
Conductor:  Herbert Kegel
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Valentin Gheorghiu (Piano)
Conductor:  Herbert Kegel
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Length: 23 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major "Sweet Remembrance" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 2, Andante espressivo in A minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 4, Moderato in A major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 6, Andante sostenuto "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 4, Agitato e con fuoco in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1834; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 5, Andante grazioso in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1834; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
14.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 6, Allegretto in F sharp minor "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
15.
Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 6, Andante con moto in A flat major "Duetto" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major "May Breezes" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
17.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 2, Allegro con fuoco in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
18.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 3, Andante maestoso in E minor "Funeral March" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 4, Allegro con anima in G by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
20.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 5, Andante in a minor "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
21.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
22.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 1, Andante in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
23.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
24.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 6, Allegro non troppo in E major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
25.
Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 2, Allegro agitato in A minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
26.
Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 5, Allegretto in A major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
27.
Songs without words, vol 8, Op. 102: no 2, Adagio in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
28.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 1, Andante con moto in A flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renate Schorler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1841; Germany 

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