49 Mendelssohn

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1-5 (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1-5 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 147:50 minutes | 3.49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.
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.
Elizabeth Dolin, Bernadene Blaha - Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)

Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)
Elizabeth Dolin, cello; Bernadene Blaha, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # FL 2 3166 | Time: 01:03:14

Mendelssohn's complete works for cello and piano fit on a single CD with room to spare, and your collection should have room to spare for the terrific performances contained on this disc. Cellist Elizabeth Dolin and pianist Bernadene Blaha emphasize the composer's classicism and elegance, in contrast to the somewhat wilder spin with which cellist Mark Shuman and pianist Todd Crow suffuse these works. But whereas the latter ASV release is resonant to a fault, Analekta's engineering conveys a more intimate and equally warm ambience that falls kindly on the ears. Dolin and Blaha are never less than equal partners, which is important considering that Mendelssohn treats both instruments as such. (Classics Today 10/10)
Tigran Alikhanov, Moscow String Quartet - Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)

Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)
Tigran Alikhanov, piano; Moscow String Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1001240 | Time: 01:16:34

Typically stirring and passionate Russian sounding performances of these two lyrical and popular pieces. As ever the Moscow String Quartet play with their customary musicianship and brilliance. “The performing style of Tigran Alikhanov is notable for its seriousness, careful approach to the composer’s conception and a wealth of timbral sound on the piano. The virtuosic side of Alikhanov’s art stands on a very high level” remarks pianist Nikolai Petrov.
Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 55+97 min | 32,4 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 192 kHz / 10478 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 55+97 min | 6,4 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | LSO Live

Continuing his award-winning cycle of works by Felix Mendelssohn, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the LSO, his Monteverdi Choir and three talented young actors from the Guildhall in a landmark performance of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', which was performed as part of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the celebrations, Gardiner produced a special version of the work featuring some cuts to the original movements that, in his words, "remove all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focus on the world of the fairies and the human lovers". Mendelssohn, who adored Shakespeare’s writings, composed his concert overture based on 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in 1827 aged 17, after having read a German translation of the play. The overture was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and quickly became a popular favourite throughout Europe. Years later in 1843 he was asked by the King of Prussia to provide a score for an entire production: 14 short works based on themes and moods from the original overture, with a broadly romantic sound although classical in style and structure.
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Hebrides Overture (1971,1973/2016) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Hebrides Overture (1971,1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:34 minutes | 1.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic performance is worthy of Mendelssohn's inspiration, and this album makes a splendid memento of a famous Scottish visit.” (Penguin Guide)
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).