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The Mendelssohn Experience


Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 517453   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Cyprien KatsarisBarbara BonneyGeoffrey ParsonsMaxim Vengerov,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt MasurRaymond LeppardArmin JordanEdward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraEnglish Chamber OrchestraÉder String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
2. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
3. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Intermezzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
4. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
5. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
6. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian": 1st movement, Allegro vivace by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
7. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian": 4th movement, Saltarello by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
8. Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25: 1st movement, Molto allegro con fuoco by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
9. Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25: 3rd movement, Presto by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
10. Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Éder String Quartet,  Kreuzberger String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
11. Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation": 3rd movement, Andante by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
12. Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation": Finale by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
13. Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
14. Elijah, Op. 70: Thanks be to God by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
15. Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
16. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Annie d'Arco (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
17. Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Annie d'Arco (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
18. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
19. Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang": 2nd movement, Allegretto un poco agitato by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
20. Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang": Nun danket alle Gott by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
21. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
22. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish": 4th movement, Allegro vivacissimo-Allegro maestoso assa by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
23. Hör mein Bitten, Herr, neige dich zu mir by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Thomas Herford (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
24. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
25. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish": 2nd movement, Vivace non troppo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges: (On Wings of Song)

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