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Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words / András Schiff


Release Date: 12/04/1987 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421119   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Mendelssohn’s remarkable lyrical gifts are also revealed in his 'Songs Without Words,' a set of eight volumes of six songs each, written throughout his career. The pianist Andras Schiff plays 22 of the songs, including the first two 'Venetian Gondola Songs' and the vivacious 'Spinning Song,' with supple and unsentimental musicality." -- Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times [1/30/09] "Mendelssohn’s remarkable lyrical gifts are also revealed in his 'Songs Without Words,' a set of eight volumes of six songs each, written throughout his career. The pianist Andras Schiff plays 22 of the songs, including the first two 'Venetian Gondola Songs' and the vivacious 'Spinning Song,' with supple and unsentimental musicality." -- Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times [1/30/09] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major "Sweet Remembrance" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
2.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 2, Andante espressivo in A minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
3.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 4, Moderato in A major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
4.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 5, Agitato in F sharp minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Germany 
5.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 6, Andante sostenuto "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
6.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 3, Andante sostenuto in E major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1834; Germany 
7.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 4, Agitato e con fuoco in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1834; Germany 
8.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 5, Andante grazioso in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1834; Germany 
9.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 6, Allegretto in F sharp minor "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
10.
Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 1, Con moto in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1837; Germany 
11.
Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 2, Allegro non troppo in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
12.
Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 6, Andante con moto in A flat major "Duetto" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
13.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 1, Andante con moto in A flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1841; Germany 
14.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 2, Allegro non troppo in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Germany 
15.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 3, Presto agitato in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
16.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major "May Breezes" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
17.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
18.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
19.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 6, Allegro non troppo in E major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
20.
Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 6, Alegretto con moto in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
21.
Songs without words, vol 8, Op. 102: no 3, Presto in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
22.
Songs without words, vol 8, Op. 102: no 5, Allegro vivace in A minor "Child's Piece" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

Songs Without Words, Vol 4: No 2: Allegro non troppo in E flat

Sound Samples

Lieder ohne Worte, Op.62: No. 6 Andante grazioso in A "Spring Song"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.53: No. 1. Andante con moto in A flat
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.67: No. 4. Presto in C "The Bee's Wedding" ("Spinning Song")
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.53: No. 2. Allegro non troppo in E flat "The Fleecy Cloud"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.53: No. 3. Presto agitato in G minor
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.62: No. 1 Andante espressivo in G "May Breeze"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.85: No. 6. Allegretto con moto in B flat
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.19: No. 6 in G minor (Andante sostenuto) "Venetian Gondola Song"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.30: No. 3. Andante sostenuto in E "Consolation"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.30: No. 4. Agitato e con fuoco in B minor
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.30: No. 5. Andante grazioso in D
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.30: No. 6. Allegretto in F sharp minor "Venetian Gondola Song"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.102: No. 5. Allegro vivace in A "The Joyous Peasant"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.19: No. 1 in E (Andante con moto) "Sweet Remembrance"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.19: No. 2 in A minor (Andante espressivo)
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.19: No. 4 in A (Moderato)
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.19: No. 5 in F sharp minor (Agitato) "Restlessness"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.38: No. 1. Con moto in E flat
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.38: No. 2. Allegro non troppo in C minor "Lost Happiness"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.38: No. 6. Andante con moto in A flat "Duetto"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.67: No. 6. Allegro non troppo in E "Cradle Song"
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.102: No. 3. Presto in C "Tarantelle"

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Essential Mendelssohn March 15, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "Own this music to complement all the larger forms he wrote within. The artistry of Andras Schiff glows in these short, incomparable miniatures." Report Abuse
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