Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto no.2, Symphony no.1 | Harmonia Mundi HMM902369

Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto no.2, Symphony no.1

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM902369

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 19th April 2019

Contents

Artists

Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano)
Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Pablo Heras-Casado

Works

Mendelssohn, Felix

Piano Concerto no.2 in D minor, op.40
Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.11
The Fair Melusine Overture, op.32

Artists

Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano)
Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Pablo Heras-Casado

About

Mendelssohn’s first symphonic work scored for full orchestra, the Symphony in C minor op.11 paved the way for even greater examples of the genre he was soon to produce. The concert overture Die schöne Melusine and the sparkling Piano Concerto no.2 rely on the type of orchestration and harmonic language which are best served when played on period instruments, as heard here. Devoid of the atmosphere of Romantic doom and gloom, nearly every page of both scores is marked by an exuberant cheerfulness, youthful drive, and irrepressible energy.
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