49 Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn - The 5 Symphonies & The 13 String Symphonies - Kurt Masur & Concerto Koln (2016) {6CD Set Warner Classics}

Mendelssohn - The 5 Symphonies & The 13 String Symphonies - Kurt Masur & Concerto Koln (2016) {6CD Set Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.80 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 908 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 100 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295974909
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

In 1835 Felix Mendelssohn became music director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in his native city of Leipzig. 135 years later, Kurt Masur became the orchestra’s Kapellmeister, remaining in the post for 26 years, so there is an indisputable seal of authenticity on these interpretations of the complete Mendelssohn Symphonies. Joining them in this collection, and making it unparalleled in its scope, are the complete early String Symphonies; they are performed on period instruments – and without a conductor – by Concerto Koln.
Pablo Heras-Casado - Mendelssohn: Symphonie No. 2 "Lobgesang" (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Pablo Heras-Casado - Mendelssohn: Symphonie No. 2 "Lobgesang" (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 61:41 minutes | 601 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The „Lobgesang“ (or „Hymn of Praise“) was commissioned by the city of Leipzig from its Kapellmeister Mendelssohn to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing in 1840, and has elements of the symphony, cantata and oratorio. But, at the opposite pole from Beethoven’s Ninth, we have here a symphonic miniature in three movements, intended to act as the overture to the sung part of the work, which is twice as long. Thus this splendid „Symphony-Cantata“ expands into a sweeping vocal and choral epic.
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.
L'Orfeo Barockorchester & Michi Gaigg - Mendelssohn: String Symphonies, Vol. 2 (2017)

L'Orfeo Barockorchester & Michi Gaigg - Mendelssohn: String Symphonies, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 65:39 min | 322 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The LOrfeo Baroque Orchestra led by Michi Gaigg created a sensation with its first Mendelssohn recording. The Hessian Radio, for instance, stated that the string symphonies have been produced countless times, recorded and released on CD.
Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch (1991)

Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.99 Gb | Total time: 71:38+71:21+65:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 67310 2 | Recorded: 1956-1961

Admirers of Sir Yehudi Menuhin will be pleased to have this compilation of his early stereo recordings of the major violin concertos. I have always enjoyed his version of the Bach Double Concerto with Christian Ferras; it rightly dominated the catalogue throughout the 1960s, and the spirited baroque vitality of the performance, plus a beautifully judged central Largo, give great satisfaction. Moreover, it demonstrates what a good sound balance Peter Andry and Neville Boyling could achieve in London's Kingsway Hall in 1959.
Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Schubert & Mendelssohn: Symphonies (2CD) (1999)

Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Schubert & Mendelssohn: Symphonies (2CD) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 345.19 Mb (CD1) + 355.41 Mb (CD2) + 60.91 Mb (Scans) | 2:25:03
Orchestral | Label: RCA (1950-54)

The main question here is how BMG's new 20-bit remasterings compare to those in their 1990 Toscanini Complete Edition. Both ends of the dynamic spectrum are considerbly opened up, which intensify the Maestro's stinging accents and point up the carefully sculpted cantabile phrasings to an unprecedented degree. I also detect smidgens of artificial reverberation: tastefully applied, but frankly superfluous.
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mendelssohn Psalmen — Verleih uns Frieden Gnädiglich (2017)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mendelssohn Psalmen — Verleih uns Frieden Gnädiglich
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:07 min | 271 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Hardly any other composer of his era was as deeply rooted in the German and European choral traditions as Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Strongly influenced by the art of Johann Sebastian Bach, which he had encountered in the Berlin Singakademie under his teacher Carl Friedrich Zelter, the young composer wrote a series of eight chorale cantatas, including Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich (Give us Thy blessed peace, 1831) - a short prayer for choir and orchestra set to words by Martin Luther. Mendelssohn's five wide-ranging and large-scale psalm settings became even more famous, and three of them can be heard here.
James Ehnes - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Octet (2010) (Repost)

James Ehnes - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Octet (2010)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:31 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ONYX | Catalog: LC 19017

The last of his orchestral compositions and one of his most enduringly popular pieces, Mendelssohn's violin concerto is as much a crowd-pleaser now as it was when premiered by Ferdinand David and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1845. Its unassuming focus on melody and dynamic interaction between soloist and orchestra – rather than merely on technical feats and virtuosic showmanship – ensures its place at the heart of the violin concerto repertoire.
Quatuor Arod - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 - 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 (2017) [24/96]

Quatuor Arod - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 - 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:08 minutes | 1.31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Arod Quartet, founded just four years ago in Paris, makes its debut on Erato with an album of Mendelssohn, tracing his life through his works for string quartet. The composer has been important for the ensemble, not least by helping it win two major competitions.
Quatuor Arod - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 - 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 (2017)

Quatuor Arod - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 - 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:08 min | 374 MB
Label: Erato / Warner Classics | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The Arod Quartet, founded just four years ago in Paris, makes its debut on Erato with an album of Mendelssohn, tracing his life through his works for string quartet. The composer has been important for the ensemble, not least by helping it win two major competitions.