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Mendelssohn - The Masterworks (40 CD Set) (2004), MP3

24-08-2015, 15:31
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Mendelssohn - The Masterworks (40 CD Set) (2004), MP3

Artist: Mendelssohn
Title Of Album: The Masterworks (40 CD Set)
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Brilliant Classics
Genre: Classical
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 40CD
Total Size: 5,40gb
WebSite: Amazon


Mendelssohn - The Masterworks (40 CD Set) (2004), MP3

Brilliant Classics has found a niche with their extremely low-price multi-disc collections of the work of a single composer or performer. The Bach, Mozart and Chopin Complete Editions are legitimately considered to be artistic and economical triumphs. But the Masterworks series are more uneven. Currently available from Amazon France at about a buck per CD, they're still a bargain for those interested in quickly building a music library. But it's worth keeping a few things in mind. Unlike the Bach and Mozart Editions, these are not always historically informed performances. In this Mendelssohn set, the Hanover Band puts in a cameo (in Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), but most of the ensembles use modern instruments, techniques and proportions. This doesn't always work out, as in the case of the ponderously heavy recordings of the String Symphonies by an apparently full complement of Gewandhausorchester Leipzig strings (Mendelssohn likely wrote these early works for a much smaller group). The caliber of the performances varies too, ranging from good to poor, and from marquis musicians such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau to a few Dutch who-dats. The chamber musicians generally acquit themselves well (though the Octet recording is marred by an engineering flaw in the last movement, distortion, at least on my copy). But the symphonies suffer from some substandard performances, such as the Italian Symphony's live recording with not only audience noise but also ensemble flaws such as a distracting clarinet squeak in the first movement's recapitulation. Another strike is the lack of program notes. Brilliant's Complete Editions provide a booklet or CD-ROM with program notes, but here you'll need to do your own research.

CD01 Nos 1, 4
CD02 No.2 'Lobgesang'
CD03 Nos 3, 5
CD04 String Symphonies Nos 1-6
CD05 String Symphonies Nos 7, 9, 10
CD06 String Symphonies Nos 11, 12
CD07 String Symphonies No 8
CD08 Piano Cons Nos 1, 2
CD09 Cons for Violin & Strings_ for Piano, Violin & Strings
CD10 Concerto for 2 Pianos & Orchestra
CD11 Violin Con in Em_ Piano Con in Am
CD12 Elias Part 1
CD13 Elias Part 2
CD14 Paulus Part 1
CD15 Paulus Part 2
CD16 Violin Sonatas
CD17 Cello Sonatas
CD18 Viola, Clarinet Sonatas_ Qt op.44-1
CD19 Qt op.44-2, 3
CD20 Qt op.12, 80, 81
CD21 Qt op.13_ Piano Qt op.3
CD22 Piano Qt op.1, 2
CD23 String Qintets op.18, 87
CD24 Piano Trios Nos 1, 2
CD25 Piano Sextet, Octet for Strings
CD26 Psalm Der 42, 95, 98
CD27 Psalm 114, 115_ Choral Cantatas Nos 1-3
CD28 Choral Cantatas Nos 4-8
CD29 Hymne op.96_ Lauda Sion op.73
CD30 Magnificat_ Gloria
CD31 Hora est_ Te Deum_ Ave Maria
CD32 Drei Kirchenmusiken op.23_ Motetten op.69
CD33 3 Psalm op.78_ 6 Anthems op.79_ The German Liturgy
CD34 Choral-Harmonisierungen_ Dreizehn Psalmmotetten
CD35 Drei Motetten op.39_ Vespergesang
CD36 Lieder ohne Worte Vol.1
CD37 Lieder ohne Worte Vol.2
CD38 Organ Sonata op.65
CD39 Lieder
CD40 A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hebrides Overture

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tiger   User offline   27 May 2015 17:01

Thanks a lot.

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