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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Edition


Release Date: 12/06/2019 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 19058  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Markus SchäferUlrika StrömstedtEleanore MarguerreBenjamin Frith,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas FeyPrionnsias O'DuinnRobert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg SymphonyGerman Chamber ChorusRTE Sinfonietta,   ... 
Number of Discs: 56 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Note: A complete work list for this set is currently under development. - ArkivMusic

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was born in Hamburg in 1809 and died in Leipzig at the age of 38. He was very early musically gifted. Mendelssohn performed in public at the age of 9 and composed already from the age of 11. As a pupil of Friedrich Zelter, who was a friend of Goethe, Mendelssohn composed at the age of 17 his first masterpiece: the Overture to the Midsummer Night's Dream. This is included in the extensive release as well as a large number of other known or less known pieces by him. The String Quartet in F Minor Op. 80 - written in memory of his beloved sister Fanny - which was recorded in this collection by the Aurora
Read more String Quartet is undoubtedly one of his most beautiful works. The Gächinger Kantorei with Helmuth Rilling, the Bach Collegium Stuttgart, the Bartholdy Piano Quartet, the Heidelberger Sinfoniker with Thomas Fey, Ana-Marija Markovina and other renowned interpreters and orchestras can also be heard.

Artists

Juliane Banse, Wolfgang Brunner, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Frith, Christian Gerhaher, Walter Gieseking, Matthias Goerne, Marlis Petersen, Gitti Pirner

Dana Protopopescu, Sibylla Rubens, Michael Schade, Wolfgang Schone, Julia Varady, Iris Vermillion, Aurora String Quartet, Bartholdy Piano Quartet, Fine Arts Quartet, Gachinger Kantorei, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Chamber Choir of Europe, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Kurt Masur, Nicol Matt, Helmuth Rilling, Thomas Fey

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REVIEW:

Now here’s an interesting marketing ploy: At the cusp of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, what does Hänssler Classic do but bring out a 56-CD big box devoted to Mendelssohn! The collection draws upon the Hännsler/Profil back catalog, fleshed out by recordings licensed from other labels.

Its contents are loosely organized by genre, with discs 50 through 56 containing chamber, concerted, solo, and vocal pieces omitted from discs 1 through 49. Both the String Quartet in A minor Op. 13 and Violin Sonata Op. 4 are represented by two performances each. Most of Dana Protopopescu’s solo-piano Mendelssohn recordings appear, but not her Six Preludes and Fugues Op. 35. Instead, Gitti Pirner’s Op. 35 (originally on Calig) occupies disc 20, coupled with her Fantasy in F-sharp minor Op. 28. Yet somehow Protopopescu’s Op. 28 Fantasy survived the purge; it’s on disc 48. In any event, the heart of the Mendelssohn Edition lies in its extensive and well-chosen vocal and orchestral selections.

Pride of place goes to Helmuth Rilling’s recordings of the oratorio Elias and the rarely heard, thoroughly delightful comic opera Der Onkel aus Boston. Doris Hagel’s brash, vividly detailed, and headlong period-instrument Paulus energizes this overextended and occasionally dull work as no other recording does. Nicol Matt makes as vibrant a case as any for Mendelssohn’s reams of sacred vocal music. Thomas Fey’s surveys of the string symphonies (he wisely opts for No. 8 in its incarnation with winds) and the five symphonies for full orchestra remain points of reference (sound clip). No complaints about the collection’s generally fine modern-day chamber recordings, although one would have expected stereo versions for the popular Piano Trios instead of the late-1940s Oistrakh/Knushevitsky/Oborin versions.

– ClassicsToday (Jed Distler) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
2.
Symphony for Strings no 8 in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Germany 
3.
Symphony for Strings no 13 in C minor "Symphoniesatz" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
4.
Symphony for Strings no 7 in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1821-22; Germany 
5.
Symphony for Strings no 12 in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
6.
Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
7.
Symphony for Strings no 1 in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
8.
Symphony for Strings no 2 in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
9.
Symphony for Strings no 3 in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
10.
Symphony for Strings no 4 in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
11.
Symphony for Strings no 9 in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
12.
Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
13.
Symphony for Strings no 5 in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
14.
Symphony for Strings no 6 in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
15.
Symphony for Strings no 10 in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
16.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
17.
Symphony for Strings no 11 in F major by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
18.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Markus Schäfer (Tenor), Ulrika Strömstedt (Mezzo Soprano), Eleanore Marguerre (Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Fey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heidelberg Symphony,  German Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
19.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in A flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano), Hugh Tinney (Piano)
Conductor:  Prionnsias O'Duinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland 
Length: 43 Minutes 7 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano), Hugh Tinney (Piano)
Conductor:  Prionnsias O'Duinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland 
Length: 31 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
23.
Sextet for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 110 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Andrea Darzins (Viola), Wolfgang Wagner (Double Bass), Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn (Violin),
Matthias Bucholz (Violin), Franco Rossi (Cello), Pier Narciso Masi (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bartholdy Piano Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
24.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bartholdy Piano Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Germany 
25.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in F minor, Op. 2 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn (Violin), Matthias Bucholz (Violin), Franco Rossi (Cello),
Pier Narciso Masi (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bartholdy Piano Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1991 
Venue:  Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg 
Length: 27 Minutes 51 Secs. 
26.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in B minor, Op. 3 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Franco Rossi (Cello), Matthias Bucholz (Violin), Pier Narciso Masi (Piano),
Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bartholdy Piano Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg 
Length: 32 Minutes 40 Secs. 
27.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
28.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major (1838) by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
29.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major (1820) by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Germany 
30.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 58 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
31.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in B flat major, Op. 45 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
32.
Quintet for Strings no 2 in B flat major, Op. 87 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
33.
Quintet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 18 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826/1832; Germany 
34.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
35.
Quartet for Strings no 5 in E flat major, Op. 44 no 3 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
36.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 44 no 2 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
37.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 44 no 1 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
38.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Germany 
39.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1847; Germany 
40.
Wie gross ist des Allmächt'gen Güte by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Germany 
41.
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844-1845; Germany 
42.
Preludes and Fugues (3) for Organ, Op. 37 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1837; Germany 
43.
Prelude for Organ in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Germany 
44.
Ostinato for Organ in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
45.
Nachspiel for Organ in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
46.
Fugue for Organ in F minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
47.
Fugue for Organ in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
48.
Fugue for Organ in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
49.
Fugue "pro Organo pleno" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
50.
Fughetta for Organ in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
51.
Fughetta for Organ in A major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
52.
Chorale and Fugue for Organ in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
53.
Andante for Organ in F major by Felix Mendelssohn
54.
Andante con moto for Organ in G minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
55.
Allegro moderato maestoso for Organ in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
56.
Allegro for Organ in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
57.
Preludes and Fugues (6) for Piano, Op. 35 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1837; Germany 
58.
Fantasia for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 28 "Sonate écossaise" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
59.
Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
60.
Variations for Piano in E flat major, Op. 82 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
61.
Songs without words, vol 8, Op. 102: no 6, Andante in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
62.
Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 6, Alegretto con moto in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
63.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 6, Allegro non troppo in E major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
64.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
65.
Songs without words, vol 4, Op. 53: no 6, Molto allegro vivace in A major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
66.
Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 6, Andante con moto in A flat major "Duetto" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
67.
Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30: no 6, Allegretto in F sharp minor "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
68.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 6, Andante sostenuto "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
69.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
70.
Preludes (3) for Piano, Op. 104a: no 1 in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
71.
Fantasies or Caprices (3) for Piano, Op. 16: no 2 in E minor, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
72.
Fantasie for Piano in E major on "The Last Rose of Summer", Op. 15 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1827; Germany 
73.
Character Pieces (7) for Piano, Op. 7 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824-1826; Germany 
74.
Andante cantabile and Presto agitato for Piano in B major by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
75.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
76.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
77.
Saint Paul, Op. 36 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
78.
Elijah, Op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
79.
Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
80.
Overture in C major, Op. 101 "Trumpet Overture" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826/1833; Germany 
81.
Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
82.
Die schöne Melusine Overture, Op. 32 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
83.
Die Heimkehr aud der Fremde, Op. 89: Overture by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
84.
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
85.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
86.
Athalie, Op. 74 by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 

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