WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Pure Mendelssohn / Sebastian Knauer


Release Date: 03/10/2009 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 16372   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews



Sebastian Knauer sings these songs magically – say no more!

If the Real Great Composers discussion of Mendelssohn on the cover CD gets you itching to return to your old Mendelssohn favourites, I’d suggest a trip to your local shop to pick up this new selection of the Songs Without Words. Sebastian Knauer is magical throughout, with a sense of occasion that, as our critic Jeremy Nicholas opines, makes “Barenboim sound matter-of-fact by comparison”.

-- Gramophone [3/2009]


Sebastian Knauer sings these songs magically – say no more!

If the Real Great Composers discussion of Mendelssohn on the cover CD gets you itching to return to your old Mendelssohn favourites, I’d suggest a trip to your local shop to pick up this new selection of the Songs Without Words. Sebastian Knauer is magical throughout, with a sense of occasion that, as our critic Jeremy Nicholas opines, makes “Barenboim sound matter-of-fact by comparison”.

-- Gramophone [3/2009]
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 3, Presto agitato in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
2.
Klavierstücke (2) for Piano: no 2 in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 2, Allegro non troppo in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Germany 
4.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 3, Andante tranquillo in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
5.
Albumblatt for Piano in E minor, Op. 117 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1837; Germany 
6.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 6, Allegretto in F sharp minor "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
7.
Lied for Piano in F sharp minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 5, Moderato in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
9.
Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 4, Andante sostenuto in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
10.
Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
11.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major "Sweet Remembrance" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
12.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 3, Molto allegro in A major "Hunting Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
13.
Gondelied for Piano in A major "Barcarolle" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
14.
Lied for Piano in F major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
15.
Lied for Piano in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828 
16.
Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 2, Allegro non troppo in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
17.
Songs without words, vol 8, Op. 102: no 2, Adagio in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
18.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
19.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 

Sound Samples

Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 4, Op. 53: No. 21 in G minor, Op. 53, No. 3
2 Musical Sketches, "2 Klavierstucke": No. 2. Presto agitato in G minor
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 4, Op. 53: No. 20 in E flat major, Op. 53, No. 2
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Op. 67: Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 6, Op. 67: No. 33 in B flat major, Op. 67, No. 3
Albumblatt in E minor, Op. 117, MWV U134: Albumblatt in E minor, Op. 117
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 2, Op. 30: No. 12 in F sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 6, "Venezianisches Gondellied"
Lied in F sharp minor
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Op. 67: Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 6, Op. 67: No. 35 in B minor, Op. 67, No. 5
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 7, Op. 85: No. 40 in D major, Op. 85, No. 4
Variations serieuses in D minor, Op. 54, MWV U156: Variations serieuses in D minor, Op. 54
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 1, Op. 19b: No. 1 in E major, Op. 19, No. 1
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 1, Op. 19b: No. 3 in A major, Op. 19, No. 3, "Jagerlied"
Gondellied (Barcarole) in A major
Lied in F major
Lied in E flat major
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 3, Op. 38: No. 14 in C minor, Op. 38, No. 2
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 8, Op. 102: No. 44 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2
Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Op. 67: Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 6, Op. 67: No. 34 in C major, Op. 67, No. 4, "Spinnerlied"
Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14, MWV U67: Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In