Masur, Kurt

Mendelssohn: The Complete Symphonies & String Symphonies

CD (Number of discs: 6)
19 Aug 2016

Barcode: 0190295974909

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Other participants: Barbara Bonney, Edith Wiens, Peter Schreier, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Concerto Köln

Barbara Bonney soprano I · Edith Wiens soprano II · Peter Schreier tenor · Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig · Kurt Masur · Concerto Köln
In 1835 Felix Mendelssohn became music director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in his native city of Leipzig. 135 years later, Kurt Masur became the orchestra’s Kapellmeister, remaining in the post for 26 years, so there is an indisputable seal of authenticity on these interpretations of the complete Mendelssohn Symphonies. Joining them in this collection, and making it unparalleled in its scope, are the complete early String Symphonies; they are performed on period instruments – and without a conductor – by Concerto Köln.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11: I. Allegro molto  - Kurt Masur 
02 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op .11: II. Andante  - Kurt Masur 
03 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11: III. Menuetto - Allegro molto  - Kurt Masur 
04 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11: IV. Allegro con fuoco  - Kurt Masur 
05 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107, 'Reformation': I. Andante - Allegro con fuoco  - Kurt Masur 
06 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107, 'Reformation': II. Allegro vivace  - Kurt Masur 
07 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107, 'Reformation': III. Andante  - Kurt Masur 
08 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107 - "Reformations-Sinfonie": IV. Choral "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"  - Kurt Masur 
Disc 2 
01 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : I Sinfonia - Maestoso con moto  - Kurt Masur 
02 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : I Sinfonia - Allegretto un poco agitato  - Kurt Masur 
03 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : I Sinfonia - Adagio religioso  - Kurt Masur 
04 Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 52 - "Lobgesang": II. "Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn!"  - Kurt Masur 
05 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : II "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele"  - Kurt Masur 
06 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : III "Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid"  - Kurt Masur 
07 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : III "Er zählet unsre Tränen"  - Kurt Masur 
08 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : IV "Sagt es, die ihr erlöset seid"  - Kurt Masur 
09 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : V "Ich harrete des Herrn"  - Kurt Masur 
10 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : VI "Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen"  - Kurt Masur 
11 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : VII "Die Nacht ist vergangen"  - Kurt Masur 
12 Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 52 - "Lobgesang": VIII. "Nun danket alle Gott"  - Kurt Masur 
13 Mendelssohn : Symphony No.2 in B flat major Op.52, 'Hymn of Praise' : IX "Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede"  - Kurt Masur 
14 Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 52 - "Lobgesang": X. "Ihr Völker, bringet her dem Herrn Ehre und Macht!"  - Kurt Masur 
Disc 3 
01 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, 'Scottish': I. Andante con moto  - Kurt Masur 
02 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, 'Scottish': II. Vivace non troppo  - Kurt Masur 
03 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, 'Scottish': III. Adagio  - Kurt Masur 
04 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, 'Scottish': IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai  - Kurt Masur 
05 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, 'Italian': I. Allegro vivace - Più animato poco  - Kurt Masur 
06 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, 'Italian': II. Andante con moto  - Kurt Masur 
07 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, 'Italian': III. Con moto moderato  - Kurt Masur 
08 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, 'Italian': IV. Saltarello - Presto  - Kurt Masur 
Disc 4 
01 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.12 in G minor : I Fuga  - Concerto Köln 
02 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.12 in G minor : II Andante  - Concerto Köln 
03 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.12 in G minor : III Allegro Molto  - Concerto Köln 
04 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.1 in C major : I Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
05 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.1 in C major : II Andante  - Concerto Köln 
06 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.1 in C major : III Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
07 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.7 in D minor : I Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
08 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.7 in D minor : II Andante amorevole  - Concerto Köln 
09 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.7 in D minor : III Menuetto - Trio  - Concerto Köln 
10 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.7 in D minor : IV Allegro Molto  - Concerto Köln 
11 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.4 in C minor : I Grave  - Concerto Köln 
12 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.4 in C minor : II Andante  - Concerto Köln 
13 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.4 in C minor : III Allegro vivace  - Concerto Köln 
14 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.6 in E flat major : I Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
15 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.6 in E flat major : II Menuetto - Trio  - Concerto Köln 
16 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.6 in E flat major : III Prestissimo  - Concerto Köln 
Disc 5 
01 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.11 in F major : I Adagio - Allegro come prima  - Concerto Köln 
02 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.11 in F major : II Scherzo - Commodo [Schweizerlied]  - Concerto Köln 
03 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.11 in F major : III Adagio  - Concerto Köln 
04 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.11 in F major : IV Menuetto - Allegro moderato  - Concerto Köln 
05 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.11 in F major : V Allegro moderato  - Concerto Köln 
06 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.3 in E minor : I Allegro di molto  - Concerto Köln 
07 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.3 in E minor : II Andante  - Concerto Köln 
08 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.3 in E minor : III Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
09 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.2 in D major : I Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
10 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.2 in D major : II Andante  - Concerto Köln 
11 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.2 in D major : III Allegro vivace  - Concerto Köln 
12 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.5 in B flat major : I Allegro vivace  - Concerto Köln 
13 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.5 in B flat major : II Andante  - Concerto Köln 
14 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.5 in B flat major : III Presto  - Concerto Köln 
15 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.13, 'Sinfoniesatz' : I Allegro molto  - Concerto Köln 
Disc 6 
01 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.8 in D major : I Adagio e Grave - Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
02 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.8 in D major : II Adagio  - Concerto Köln 
03 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.8 in D major : III Menuetto - Trio - Presto  - Concerto Köln 
04 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.8 in D major : IV Allegro molto  - Concerto Köln 
05 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.9 in C minor : I Grave - Allegro  - Concerto Köln 
06 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.9 in C minor : II Andante  - Concerto Köln 
07 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.9 in C minor : III Scherzo - Trio, 'La Suisse'  - Concerto Köln 
08 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.9 in C minor : IV Allegro vivace - Presto - Più stretto  - Concerto Köln 
09 Mendelssohn : String Symphony No.10 in B minor  - Concerto Köln 


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