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Felix Mendelssohn

Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Choir Consensus Vocalis

Symphony no. 2 ('Lobgesang')

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  • Type SACD hybride
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917254327
  • Catalog number CC 72543
  • Release date 08 February 13

About the album

A new theme in the discography of The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jan Willem de Vriend: Mendelssohn's Symphonies!
Perhaps this is a form of awakening: the dawning of the rediscovery and re-appreciation of Mendelssohn. Jan Willem de Vriend and his orchestra make their contribution to this. Ferdinand David, the concertmaster of the Gewandhaus Orchester and a friend of Mendelssohn’s, was played a role in the first publications of sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and many other composers. He provided the fingerings and bowings for these editions. De Vriend got copies of the editions and closely studied them, learning much about how music was played at that time. Through this, he and his orchestra more fully assimilated Mendelssohn and have their own Mendelssohn. This CD will surely become your own Mendelssohn. Enjoy the music.
     
"Mendelssohn's Lobgesang is undoubtedly the greatest work that has proceeded from any German composer since Beethoven. It is great in plan, great in development, and masterly in detail." (From: Annual report - Sacred Harmonic Society London (1844))  That Lobgesang was nevertheless forgotten, despite its qualities and reviews such as the previous, is largely due to comparisons with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which immediately sprang up, and the large vocal portion of the work. The comparison – see below – was unfavourable for Mendelssohn. Let alone that every symphony, regardless of who wrote it, was compared with Beethoven’s masterpieces.(from the linernotes of this cd)

Second album of Mendelssohns complete symphonies is out now!

22-06-2014

image Jan Willem de Vriend and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra are back with the second volume of their survey of Mendelssohn’s Complete Symphonies. The first album contains Symphony no. 2 and has received some wonderful reviews. Now they come with their second album with Symphony nos. 1 & 3. This disc highlights the conductor's decision to use natural horns and trumpets with pistons. Mendelssohns Symhonies The Mendelssohns Symphonies both hark back to the old ...

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