49 Mendelssohn

RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Mendelssohn: Elias (2016)

RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann - Mendelssohn: Elias (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks, digital booklet - 554 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 294 MB | 02:06:02
Classical, Opera | Label: Accentus (Harmonia Mundi) | Release Year: 2016

Never was there a more complete triumph – never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art.” This was the response of the critic in the London Times to the wildly successful premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elias in 1846. Hans-Christoph Rademann began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the RIAS Chamber Choir with this groundbreaking oratorio. After eight productive and successful years, his final concert in July 2015 also featured the work. It was a “Farewell Performance with Furor” (Der Tagesspiegel), not least because of the impressive performers involved: the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and the soloists Marlis Petersen, Lioba Braun, Maximilian Schmitt, and Thomas Oliemans.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Spering - Elias (2010, MDG "Live" # 602 1656-2) [RE-UP]

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Elias: Oratorio on words of the Old Testament op. 70
Das Neue Orchester / Chorus Musicus Köln / Christoph Spering
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 556 MB | Full Artwork: 203 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 602 1656-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Oratorio, Sacred, Romantic

…And, in fact, Elias has rarely been performed with greater respect for the original than it is here under the conductor Christoph Spering, who has recorded this “sacred opera” with his New Orchestra and the Chorus Musicus Köln in Essen’s Philharmonic Hall with the composer’s “dramatic ideal” fully in mind and heart. (…) The result was in fact an oratorio in opera form and a wealth of dramaturgical elements that absolutely enthralled the public. Fresh Interpretation Just as the composer would have wanted it, Christoph Spering has selected a full chorus and a magnificently dimensioned orchestra for this recording. The New Orchestra performs on historical instruments and in the two years since its founding has gained renown as an outstanding interpreter of the music of the romantic era. (…) Brisk tempos, sharp delineation, powerful expression, and interpretive freshness are the hallmarks of this new discovery for the MDG Live label.
Klaviertrio Amsterdam - Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trios (2000) Reissue 2010

Klaviertrio Amsterdam - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Piano Trios (2000) Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94039 | Time: 00:54:48

In 1832 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) wrote to his sister Fanny that is what about time he wrote some ‘good trios’. He had already started but left unfinished a trio for piano, violin and viola, and started the D minor trio shortly after, completing it in 1839. Mendelssohn’s friend the composer-pianist Ferdinand Hiller advised him after the completion to make several revisions to make the work sound as up to date as possible – Hiller, was a pupil of Hummel was a keen supporter of Berlioz and Liszt. The result is a work of perfect proportions, with a brilliant piano part, skilful counterpoint and a wonderful blend of classical poise and romantic passion. Schumann reviewing the Leipzig premiere on 1840 commented that the trio was a masterpiece that would ‘bring joy to our children and grandchildren’. The 2nd trio is dedicated to the great German violinist and composer Louis Spohr.
Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Daniel Muller-Schott - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006) [Official Digital Download]

Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Daniel Muller-Schott - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:01 minutes | 989 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Since the foundation of PentaTone Classics in 2001, their enterprising programming; appealing contemporary presentations; consistently high quality performances and state of the art recordings have been nothing short of astonishing. I look forward enthusiastically to each of their stylish new releases and this hybrid Super Audio CD of Mendelssohn’s two Piano Trios was no exception. After a check of the accompanying marketing information it seems that this disc has already been selected as a Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’ and the recipient of a Diapason d’Or award.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Balanchine - A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Balanchine - A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 19.2 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 01:16:00 | 16.7 GB
Claisscal, Ballet | Opera De Paris | HDTV->MKV

A new bright production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Le Songe d'une nuit d'été).
Arabella Steinbacher - Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Arabella Steinbacher - Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:12 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This release arguably features the two greatest concertos ever written for the violin: performed by one of the most brilliant violinists of her generation, together with one of the finest orchestras,and under the baton of one of the world's foremost conductors.This recording of Tchaikovsky/Mendelssohn violin concertos bears witness to the eminence of the collaboration between violinist Arabella Steinbacher, conductor Charles Dutoit and PENTATONE's Orchestra of the Season January-June 2015, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the result thereof.
Cecilia String Quartet - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Op.44 Nos. 1, 2 (2015)

Cecilia String Quartet - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Op.44 Nos. 1, 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # AN29844 | 00:45:05

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. The Cecilia String Quartet's performances have been hailed as “powerful” (Chicago Sun- Times) and their Analekta albums were acclaimed for their “deeply felt imperativeness” (The Strad), and applauded for “unleashing the music’s ecstasy and angst” (Gramophone Magazine). For this new recording, the CSQ chose to record two of the three quartets of Felix Mendelssohn's Op. 44, which are the centrepiece of his mature string quartets. He wrote them in the years 1837-38, starting composition at the age of 28, when his fame in the international musical community was rapidly growing. Elegant and irresistible!
LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0775 | Time: 00:47:09

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra join forces once again in the latest instalment of their exploration of Mendelssohn’s symphonies. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 5, commonly known as the ‘Reformation’ Symphony, was written in 1830 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Augsberg confession – a seminal event in the Protestant Reformation. Allusions to the symphony’s title and inspiration can be heard throughout the music itself; the Dresden Amen is cited by the strings in the first movement whilst the finale is based on Martin Luther’s well-known chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God’). Coupled with this are two of Mendelssohn’s overtures, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Ruy Blas, both of which were inspired by literary works. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, based on two short poems by Goethe, depicts the journey of sailors at sea with a still adagio opening ultimately giving way to a triumphant homecoming. Completing the album, the overture Ruy Blas was commissioned by the Leipzig Theatre as an overture to Victor Hugo’s tragic drama of the same name.
Jascha Heifetz - Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jascha Heifetz - Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 69:49 minutes | 2.73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The triumphs of Jascha Heifetz are well known: first public performance in his hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania at the age of 5; Berlin Philharmonic debut at the age of 11; one of the most memorable debuts in the annals of Carnegie Hall at the age of 16; followed by tours, long before the ease of air travel, to the far reaches of the world: Japan, Australia, South America, India, the Middle East, and beyond—conquering audiences wherever he went. In all, he had a public career lasting some 65 years.
RCO Amsterdam; George Szell - Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Franz Schubert: Rosamunde (1989)

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Franz Schubert: From the Incidental Music to Rosamunde
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; George Szell, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 426 071-2 | Time: 00:59:23

George Szell's Philips Concertgebouw legacy includes some distinguished recordings, with the scintillating Midsummer Night's Dream suite taking pride of place. Few if any rivals can match the ''Scherzo'' (not even Szell's later Cleveland recording is as buoyant or precise), while the Overture is extraordinarily well drilled and the ''Nocturne'', although cool, has a genuine sense of repose. The Schubert Rosamunde excerpts display all the drive and textural clarity that Szell habitually brought to, say, the Great C major Symphony…