Jan Willem de Vriend / The Hage Philharmonic Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 | Rondo Brillant | Ouverture "Die Hebriden" (Download)

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Jan Willem de Vriend / The Hage Philharmonic Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 | Rondo Brillant | Ouverture "Die Hebriden" (Download)

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Piano Concertos 1 & 2 | Rondo Brillant | Ouverture “Die Hebriden”

Roberto Prosseda | Residentie Orkest The Hague | Jan Willem de Vriend

Decca | HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue DECCA4817207

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About the Album

Mendelssohn was just 22 when he wrote his G minor Piano Concerto. Even at that age, he was no novice in the genre, having composed three earlier piano concertos: one in A minor for piano and strings and two (in E major and A flat) for two pianos and orchestra. The G minor Concerto, however, is designated No. 1. It was written for (and dedicated to) the piano prodigy Delphine von Schauroth (1814–1887).

Though ‘a thing quickly thrown off’, as Mendelssohn described it to his father, this ‘fourth’ concerto for his own instrument is highly experimental in contracting three movements into one, dispensing with any long orchestral exposition of the themes, using fanfares between movements to connect them, largely eschewing virtuoso self-display and omitting any cadenzas.

Album tracks

  1. Molto Allegro con fuoco_No. 1_G Minor_Op. 25_MWV 07

  2. Andante_No. 1_G Minor_Op. 25_MWV 07

  3. Presto_No. 1_G Minor_Op. 25_MWV 07

  4. Allegro appassionato_No. 2_D Minor_Op. 40_MWV 011

  5. Adagio Molto sostenuto_No. 2_D Minor_Op. 40_MWV 011

  6. Finale Presto scherzando_No. 2_D Minor_Op. 40_MWV 011

  7. Rondo Brilliant_Op. 29

  8. Overture The Hebrides_Op. 26_Fingals Cave



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