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Ultimate Mendelssohn: The Essential Masterpieces [Box Set] ()

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Building a basic collection of the masterpieces of Felix Mendelssohn just got easier with the release of this five-disc compendium from Decca, and some listeners may feel quite satisfied with the selections offered here, since they are representative of the composer's best instrumental and orchestral music. Two of Mendelssohn's most buoyant works appear on the first disc, the Symphony No. 3 in A minor, "Scottish," and the Symphony No. 4 in A major, "Italian," and receive engaging performances by Herbert Blomstedt and the ...

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  1. Symphony No. 3 in A minor ("Scottish"), Op. 56
  2. Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90
  3. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  4. Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
  5. Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  6. Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40
  7. A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21
  8. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Scherzo: Allegro vivace
  9. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: L'istesso tempo
  10. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Song with chorus "You spotted snakes"
  11. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Intermezzo
  12. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Notturno
  13. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March
  14. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Prologue
  15. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Funeral March
  16. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Dance of the Clowns
  17. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Finale "Through this house give glimm'ring light"
  18. Song Without Words for piano No. 19 in A flat major, Op. 53/1
  19. Song Without Words for piano No. 34 in C major ("Spinnerlied"), Op. 67/4
  20. Song Without Words for piano No. 20 in E flat major, Op. 53/2
  21. Song Without Words for piano No. 21 in G minor, Op. 53/3
  22. Song Without Words for piano No. 25 in G major, Op. 62/1
  23. Song Without Words for piano No. 42 in B flat major, Op. 85/6
  24. Song Without Words for piano No. 6 in G minor ("Venetianisches Gondellied"), Op. 19b/6
  25. Song Without Words for piano No. 9 in E major, Op. 30/3
  26. Song Without Words for piano No. 10 in B minor, Op. 30/4
  27. Song Without Words for piano No. 11 in D major, Op. 30/5
  28. Song Without Words for piano No. 12 in F sharp minor ("Venetianisches Gondellied"), Op. 30/6
  29. Song Without Words for piano No. 47 in A major ("Kinderstück"), Op. 102/5
  30. Song Without Words for piano No. 1 in E major, Op. 19b/1
  31. Song Without Words for piano No. 2 in A minor, Op. 19b/2
  32. Song Without Words for piano No. 4 in A major, Op. 19b/4
  33. Song Without Words for piano No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 19b/5
  34. Song Without Words for piano No. 13 in E flat major, Op. 38/1
  35. Song Without Words for piano No. 14 in C minor, Op. 38/2
  36. Song Without Words for piano No. 18 in A flat major ("Duetto"), Op. 38/6
  37. Song Without Words for piano No. 36 in E major, Op. 67/6
  38. Song Without Words for piano No. 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
  39. Song Without Words for piano No. 45 in C major ("Kinderstück"), Op. 102/3
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Ultimate Mendelssohn: The Essential Masterpieces [Box Set]
2008, Decca

UPC: 028947801023

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