Mendelssohn Rias

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1-5 (Live) (2017)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1-5 (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image)+cue, log, d. booklet | 200:08 min | 866 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon – 0289 479 7337 9 | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Orchestral

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the European Reformation, started by Martin Luther in 1517. To honor this occasion, Deutsche Grammophon is releasing a new interpretation of the complete Mendelssohn symphonies, crowned by a recording of the Reformation Symphony No. 5.

VA - Mendelssohn: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 18, 2018
VA - Mendelssohn: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Mendelssohn: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 512 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 141:32 min

German prodigy, composer and champion of the music of J.S. Bach. His overture A Midsummer Night's Dream was written when he was only 17; the youthful optimism and clarity of style and expression found in this piece was a characteristic of all his work. His role in the development of 'programme music' is seen in the overture The Hebrides. The oratorio Elijah was a firm favourite in victorian England, and among his lighter piano works the Songs Without Words have an enduring reputation. He was a founder of the Leipzig Conservatoire. His death followed shortly after that of his beloved and equally talented sister, Fanny.
NDR Radiophilharmonie & Andrew Manze - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2018)

NDR Radiophilharmonie & Andrew Manze - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 261 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 09 | Time: 63:33 min

Sensuously Mediterranean sounds and Northern solemnity shake hands on this recording of Mendelssohn's Italian and Reformation symphonies (Nos. 4 and 5). This is the second release in a series of recordings in multi-channel surround sound for PENTATONE by the conductor Andrew Manze and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Expectations are high after the first album of this series, a recording of Mendelssohn's first and third symphonies, was crowned with a 2017 Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
Hausmusik London - Felix Mendelssohn: Octet; Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet No. 2 (2000) 2CDs

Hausmusik London - Felix Mendelssohn: Octet; Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet No. 2 (2000) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 546 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 6 1809 2 5 | Time: 02:03:13

Hausmusik’s performance of the Mendelssohn Octet comes with the advantage of a sensibly steady tempo for the famous scherzo, allowing for maximum transparency and lightness; and a dazzling finale in which for once the cello’s first scurrying fugal entry sounds crystal clear. The First String Quintet, and the Op. 13 Quartet – Mendelssohn’s homage to the late quartets of the recently deceased Beethoven – are also miraculous products of the composer’s teenage years. The Quintet is quite beautifully done here, but the Quartet, like the late Quintet, Op. 87, is rather lacking in tension and urgency. Woldemar Bargiel was Schumann’s brother-in-law. For all its obvious weaknesses, his Octet contains some attractive ideas, and Divertimenti’s performance makes a strong case for it. Divertimenti is impressive in the Mendelssohn, too – though its finale is not quite as exhilarating as Hausmusik’s; and in the last resort neither group can quite match the élan of the ASMF Chamber Ensemble.
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gottfried von der Goltz - Mendelssohn: Double Concerto, Piano Concerto (2011)

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gottfried von der Goltz - Mendelssohn: Double Concerto, Piano Concerto (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:11:36 | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902082

For those new to Mendelssohn's music, this might look like a recording of some major works of the composer; be aware that they're virtually unknown music of Mendelssohn's early teens, first published in complete form only in 1999. For those already a fan of Mendelssohn, however, they're very intriguing works that show the developing talents of the young composer in a different light than do the set of twelve-string symphonies that are his most frequently performed works of the period.
Sarah Chang - Mendelssohn & Sibelius - Violin Concertos (2017) {Warner Classics 0724355641823 rec 1996)

Sarah Chang - Mendelssohn & Sibelius - Violin Concertos (2017) {Warner Classics 0724355641823 rec 1996)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 69 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996, 2017 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0724355641823
Classical / Romantic / Concero / Violin

It is coming up to five years since Sarah Chang, then in her early teens, made her brilliant and moving concerto recording debut in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on EMI (12/93). Her concerto recordings for the label since then have been of brilliant showpiece works like the Lalo Symphonie espagnole (5/96) and the Paganini First Concerto (1/95) rather than of the central repertory. It is good here to have her remarkable artistry revealed again at full stretch in astonishingly mature interpretations of the Mendelssohn and Sibelius concertos.
Christian Poltera, Ronald Brautigam - Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2017)

Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Ronald Brautigam (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2187 | 01:00:26

It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent amateur cellist. It is to Paul, a banker by profession, that we owe the existence of much of Felix’s music for the instrument, which in spite of Beethoven’s endeavours hadn’t yet become firmly established as a duo partner of the piano. Fitting comfortably on a single release, Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano are here presented by Christian Poltera and Ronald Brautigam, who open with the Variations concertantes in D major, composed in 1829. Brautigam has recently released the composer’s Lieder ohne Worte, performing them on a copy of a piano by Pleyel from 1830, and plays the same instrument on the present disc. Meanwhile, Poltera has chosen to equip his 1711 Stradivarius cello with gut strings, and together the two musicians and their instruments create a sound which is both flexible, transparent and vigorous – ideal for Mendelssohn’s scores.
René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem (2017)

René Jacobs, Rias Kammerchor And Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Requiem, K. 626 (Süssmayr - Dutron 2016 Completion) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 220 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi – 902291 | Tracks: 15 | Time: 45:55 min
Classical, Choral, Vocal

1791: a busy year for Mozart who, when he received a commission for a Requiem, was already working on Die Zauberflöte and had a deadline to deliver La clemenza di Tito. Everyone knows what happened next: the commission postponed, exhaustion and death, a work left unfinished and which, after several composers were approached, was finally completed by Süssmayr. This version gradually became established as the closest to Mozart’s intentions, but is not free of faulty part-writing and orchestration. In 2016 a young French composer, Pierre-Henri Dutron, persuaded René Jacobs to perform his own revision of the Requiem completed by Süssmayr. This new version was created with great success in a series of five concerts around Europe in November 2016. We now present its first studio recording, released exclusively on harmonia mundi.
Roberto Prosseda & Alessandra Ammara - Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Piano Four Hands and for Two Pianos (2015) [24/96]

Roberto Prosseda & Alessandra Ammara - Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Piano Four Hands and for Two Pianos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Is there another single-disc recording of all five of the complete original pieces composed by Mendelssohn for piano duet and two pianos? If so, I doubt if it’s as good as this with Roberto Prosseda, tireless champion of the composer, joined here by his wife Alessandra Ammara.
RIAS Kammerchor - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

RIAS Kammerchor - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 159:45 minutes | 2.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Astounding modernity The 1782 premiere in Vienna of Die Entführung aus dem Serail brought Mozart unprecedented public and professional success. This dazzling triumph did not come by chance: with music placing the accent on exoticism and a libretto celebrating the ideas of the Enlightenment, the opera ran counter to contemporary prejudices concerning the Ottoman Empire. In championing a German national opera, Mozart gave an important place to the spoken dialogue, often severely cut, but fully restored and brought to life here to underline the astounding modernity of the text.