Mendelssohn: Symphonies & Overtures (4SACD+Blu-ray Audio)

LSO Live
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London Symphony Orchestra, The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Lucy Crowe (soprano), Jurgita AdamonytÄ— (mezzo), Michael Spyres (tenor), Alexander Knox (Puck), Ceri-lyn Cissone (Titania), Frankie Wakefield (Oberon), Maria Joao Pires (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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LSO Live presents Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s award-winning Mendelssohn series together in its entirety for the first time. Captured over three seasons during critically-acclaimed concerts in the Barbican Hall, this box set offers listeners the definitive account of Gardiner’s unique take on Mendelssohn with the London Symphony Orchestra: a blend between the conductor’s wide-ranging expertise and the Orchestra’s signature sound.

This box set includes celebrated interpretations of the complete Mendelssohn symphonies, as well as three of the composer’s most popular overtures and Gardiner’s landmark version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all in ultra high-definition stereo and multichannel audio across four Hybrid SACDs and one Pure Audio Blu-ray.

Reflecting on this exploration of the great German composer with the LSO, Gardiner said: ‘My admiration for Mendelssohn has gone up enormously as a result of this project... It’s so rewarding working with this group of players; they’re willing to go to the last nth degree, in terms of phrasing and articulation, and that’s a joy.’

  • WINNER Choc de l’année 2017 - Classica (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • WINNER Best Symphonic Recording 2017 - Diapason (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • WINNER Recordings of the Year 2017 - Presto Classical (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • WINNER Foreign Classical CD of the Year 2014 - Gramofon (Symphony No 3, Overture: The Hebrides,’)
  • 100 Best Albums of 2017 - The Times (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

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Tracklisting:

SACD1

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11

  • 1. Allegro di molto
  • 2. Andante
  • 3. Scherzo. Sempre pianissimo e leggiero (1829 London Version)
  • 4. Menuetto. Allegro molto (1824 Original Version)
  • 5. Allegro con fuoco
  • 6. Overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27

Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 "The Reformation"

  • 7. Andante - Allegro con fuoco
  • 8. Allegro vivace
  • 9. Andante
  • 10. Choral "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" (Andante con moto - Allegro vivace - Allegro maestoso)

SACD2

Symphony No. 2, Op. 52 "Lobegesang"

  • 1. Sinfonia a) Maestoso con moto
  • 2. Sinfonia b) Allegretto un poco agitato
  • 3. Sinfonia c) Adagio religioso
  • 4. a) Allegro moderato maestoso "Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn"
  • 5. b) Molto più moderato ma con fuoco "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele"
  • 6. a) Recitativo "Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid durch den Herrn"
  • 7. b) Allegro moderato "Er zählet unsre Tränen"
  • 8. Chor. A tempo moderato "Sagt es, die ihr erlöst seid"
  • 9. Andante "Ich harrete des Herrn"
  • 10. Allegro un poco agitato "Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen"
  • 11. Allegro maestoso e molto vivace "Die Nacht ist vergangen"
  • 12. a) Choral. Andante con moto "Nun danket alle Gott"
  • 13. b) Un poco più animato "Lob, Ehr und Preis sei Gott"
  • 14. Andante sostenuto assai "Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede ewig dein Lob"
  • 15. Schlusschor. Allegro non troppo "Ihr Völker! bringet her dem Herrn"

SACD3

  • 1. Overture Ruy Blas, Op. 95

Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

  • 2. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
  • 3. Vivace non troppo
  • 4. Adagio
  • 5. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai

Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 "Italian"

  • 6. Allegro vivace
  • 7. Andante con moto
  • 8. Menuetto. Con moto moderato
  • 9. Finale (Saltarello). Presto

SACD4

  • 1. The Hebrides, Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • 2. Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op. 21

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61

  • 3. "Ay Me! For Aught That I Could Ever Read"
  • 4. No. 1, Scherzo
  • 5. No. 2, L'istesso tempo
  • 6. No. 2a, Allegro vivace
  • 7. No. 3, Lied mit Chor
  • 8. No. 4, Andante
  • 9. No. 5, Allegro appassionato
  • 10. No. 7, Nocturne. Con moto tranquillo
  • 11. No. 8, Andante
  • 12. No. 9, Hochzeitmarsch "Wedding March" - No. 12, Allegro vivace come primo
  • 13. Finale. Allegro di molto

BLU-RAY AUDIO DISC

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11

  • 1. Allegro di molto
  • 2. Andante
  • 3. Scherzo. Sempre pianissimo e leggiero (1829 London Version)
  • 4. Menuetto. Allegro molto (1824 Original Version)
  • 5. Allegro con fuoco

Symphony No. 2, Op. 52 "Lobegesang"

  • 6. Sinfonia a) Maestoso con moto
  • 7. Sinfonia b) Allegretto un poco agitato
  • 8. Sinfonia c) Adagio religioso
  • 9. a) Allegro moderato maestoso "Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn"
  • 10. b) Molto più moderato ma con fuoco "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele"
  • 11. a) Recitativo "Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid durch den Herrn"
  • 12. b) Allegro moderato "Er zählet unsre Tränen"
  • 13. Chor. A tempo moderato "Sagt es, die ihr erlöst seid"
  • 14. Andante "Ich harrete des Herrn"
  • 15. Allegro un poco agitato "Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen"
  • 16. Allegro maestoso e molto vivace "Die Nacht ist vergangen"
  • 17. a) Choral. Andante con moto "Nun danket alle Gott"
  • 18. b) Un poco più animato "Lob, Ehr und Preis sei Gott"
  • 19. Andante sostenuto assai "Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede ewig dein Lob"
  • 20. Schlusschor. Allegro non troppo "Ihr Völker! bringet her dem Herrn"
  • 21. Overture Ruy Blas, Op. 95

Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"

  • 22. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
  • 23. Vivace non troppo
  • 24. Adagio
  • 25. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai

Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 "Italian"

  • 26. Allegro vivace
  • 27. Andante con moto
  • 28. Menuetto. Con moto moderato
  • 29. Finale (Saltarello). Presto
  • 30. Overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27

Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 "The Reformation"

  • 31. Andante - Allegro con fuoco
  • 32. Allegro vivace
  • 33. Andante
  • 34. Choral "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" (Andante con moto - Allegro vivace - Allegro maestoso)
  • 35. The Hebrides, Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • 36. Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op. 21

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61

  • 37. "Ay Me! For Aught That I Could Ever Read"
  • 38. No. 1, Scherzo
  • 39. No. 2, L'istesso tempo
  • 40. No. 2a, Allegro vivace
  • 41. No. 3, Lied mit Chor
  • 42. No. 4, Andante
  • 43. No. 5, Allegro appassionato
  • 44. No. 7, Nocturne. Con moto tranquillo
  • 45. No. 8, Andante
  • 46. No. 9, Hochzeitmarsch "Wedding March" - No. 12, Allegro vivace come primo
  • 47. Finale. Allegro di molto