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Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Etc / Perahia, Marriner


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 42401   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 23 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Preludes and Fugues (6) for Piano, Op. 35: no 1 in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4.
Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Molto allegro con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Presto - Molto allegro e vivace
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Adagio
III. Finale. Presto scherzando
Prelude and Fugue, Op. 35, No. 1
Variations Serieuses, Op. 54
Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 NOT a quality interpretation May 3, 2013 By J. McDuffie Jr (Duncanville, TX) See All My Reviews "I've had many and heard many pianists and conductors do both Mendelssohn Piano Concertos -- this one is an extreme disappointment. The No. 1 is very much butchered without fluidity. The first movement is rushed through so incessantly, the themes are muddled. The second movement loses its pathetique empathy that always brings one to a fullness of soul that only a proper hymn can do. In the third movement, the ending is chopped and abruptly finished without the proper bravura the composer intended. The No. 2 is mediocre beyond compare -- the type of performance one would expect to hear at a piano recital of young students not yet fully honed. The piece is so disappointing, I felt as though my funds were wasted! My frustration was exacerbated because I have so many other recordings where Sir Mariner conducted St. Maartens-in-the-Fields that I simply did not expect a recording of this poor calibre." Report Abuse
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