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Wydawnictwo: Chandos
Seria: Mendelssohn Songs Without
Nr katalogowy: CHAN 20267
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: kwiecień 2023
EAN: 95115226728
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): niemiecki
Rodzaj: wariacje, fantazja, scherzo

Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Volume 2

Chandos - CHAN 20267
Peter Donohoe, piano
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Joker Crescendo
17 Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op. 54
Lieder ohne Worte:
Bk 1, Op. 19b Nos 5 and 6
Bk 2, Op. 30 Nos 1, 2, 5, and 6
Bk 3, Op. 38 Nos 1, 3, 4, and 5
Bk 4, Op. 53 Nos 1, 3, and 6
Bk 5, Op. 62 No. 2
Bk 6, Op. 67 No. 6
Bk 7, Op. 85 Nos 1 – 6
Bk 8, Op. 102 Nos 3, 4, and 5
Phantasie on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’, Op. 15
Scherzo from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Op. 61
ohne Worte – Songs without Words – seems to be a description invented by Mendelssohn himself for these short, lyrical and descriptive piano pieces which he composed so prolifically. Indeed, it is arguable that these works define his pianistic output in the same way that the Mazurka defines Chopin’s. Publishing them in sets of six, Mendelssohn composed Lieder ohne Worte throughout his career – they proved a type of composition to which he had a lifetime attraction. For the first volume, rather than approaching them chronologically or as complete sets, Peter Donohoe selected pieces to build a satisfying programme. Here he does the same with all the pieces that remain. In addition, the album features three freestanding significant works. The 17 Variations sérieuses, from 1841, is one of Mendelssohn’s largest solo piano works, and was published in an album to raise funds for a monument to Beethoven. The Phantasie on ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ is a much earlier work, based on the Irish folk melody that – with added words by the Irish poet Thomas Moore – took Europe by storm in the early 1800s. The album concludes with Rachmaninoff’s piano transcription of the Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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