Mendelssohn Bartholdy - The Two Piano Concertos
- Type CD
- Label Centaur Records, Inc.
- UPC 0044747335421
- Catalog number CRC 3354
- Release date 10 April 2015
About the album
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), a musician much-beloved by his many contemporaries in the German-speaking world and beyond, and a composer of consistently pleasing works of often overlooked depth, is given the sole spotlight on these 1978 and 2013 recordings by pianist James Johnson and, in the two piano concerti, Afro-American conductor Paul Freeman and the Royal Philharmonic. The Variations Serieuses, op. 54 is the later recording, is a solo work of considerable virtuosic content.
11Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25 I. Molto allegro con fuoco
12Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25 II. Andante
13Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25 III. Presto - Molto allegro e vivace
14Concerto in D Minor, Op. 40 I. Allegro Appassionato
15Concerto in D Minor, Op. 40 II. Adagio. Molto sostenuto
16Concerto in D Minor, Op. 40 III. Finale. Presto scherzando
17Variations Serieuses, Op. 54