Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos
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Cat No: BIS2264
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 4th January 2019
WorksCapriccio brillant, op.22
Piano Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.25
Piano Concerto no.2 in D minor, op.40
Rondo brillant, op.29
Serenade and Allegro giocoso, op.43
ArtistsRonald Brautigam (piano)
Die Kolner Akademie
ConductorMichael Alexander Willens
The historically informed accompaniments and the clarity of the solo instrument contribute to performances of a great charm and freshness, shedding a new light on these works. Composed between 1831 and 1838, they were all written primarily for Mendelssohn’s own use as a touring concert pianist, but soon entered the repertoire of many other pianists – especially the G minor Concerto, which was extremely popular in the composer’s own time.
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