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Music@Menlo LIVE Being Mendelssohn (six-disc boxed set) (2009)

Music@Menlo <em> LIVE Being Mendelssohn </em> (six-disc boxed set)

To commemorate Felix Mendelssohn’s extraordinary life and artistic achievements on the two-hundredth anniversary of his birth, Music@Menlo's 2009 season, Being Mendelssohn, presented the composer’s greatest chamber works—acknowledged masterpieces and rediscovered gems alike. By presenting Mendelssohn’s music alongside works by his predecessors, contemporaries, and artistic heirs, the 2009 edition of Music@Menlo LIVE illuminates the composer’s deeply personal and richly nuanced art from multiple perspectives.

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Selections

Selections from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (1748–1749) | Johann Sebastian Bach (20:39)

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet

Ricercar à 6 from Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (1747) | Johann Sebastian Bach (6:43)

  • Christopher Costanza, Cello
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Geoff Nuttall, Violin
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Lesley Robertson, Viola
  • Scott St. John, Violin
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Viola

Adagio and Fugue in c minor, K. 546 (1788) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (7:21)

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet

Sinfoniesatz no. 13 in c minor (1823) | Felix Mendelssohn (8:54)

  • Sunmi Chang, Viola
  • Christopher Costanza, Cello
  • Eric Han, Cello
  • On You Kim, Viola
  • Kristin Lee, Violin
  • Sean Lee, Violin
  • Geoff Nuttall, Violin
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Lesley Robertson, Viola
  • Scott St. John, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

Sextet in D Major, op. 110 (1824) | Felix Mendelssohn (31:02)

  • Christopher Costanza, Cello
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Lesley Robertson, Viola
  • Scott St. John, Violin
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Viola
  • Wu Han, Piano

Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1843), arr. for piano, four hands | Felix Mendelssohn (10:03)

  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Wu Han, Piano

String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6 (1798–1800) | Ludwig van Beethoven (25:11)

  • Pacifica Quartet

Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, op. 20 (1825) | Felix Mendelssohn (31:42)

  • Sibbi Bernhardsson, Violin
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Simin Ganatra, Violin
  • Geoff Nuttall, Violin
  • Lesley Robertson, Viola
  • Masumi Per Rostad, Viola
  • Scott St. John, Violin
  • Brandon Vamos, Cello

Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (1953) | György Ligeti (13:07)

  • William Bennett, Oboe
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Carol Wincenc, Flute

Piano Trio (1998) | Pierre Jalbert (16:43)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Piano Quartet no. 2 in A Major, op. 26 (1861) | Johannes Brahms (44:53)

  • Yehonatan Berick, Violin
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola

Violin Sonata in A Major, op. 47 (Kreutzer) (1802–1803) | Ludwig van Beethoven (37:12)

  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Nonet in F Major, op. 31 (1813) | Louis Spohr (34:07)

  • William Bennett, Oboe
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Masumi Per Rostad, Viola
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Paul Watkins, Cello
  • Carol Wincenc, Flute

Lied ohne Worte in g minor, op. 19, no. 6, Venezianisches Gondellied (Venetian Boat Song) (1830); Lied ohne Worte in a minor, op. 85, no. 2 (1834); Lied ohne Worte in C Major, op. 67, no. 4, Spinnerlied (Spinning Song) (1845) | Felix Mendelssohn (6:06)

  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano

Piano Trio in d minor, op. 63 (1847) | Robert Schumann (32:13)

  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Joseph Swensen, Violin
  • Paul Watkins, Cello

String Quintet no. 1 in A Major, op. 18 (1826) | Felix Mendelssohn (31:26)

  • Geoff Nuttall, Violin
  • Lesley Robertson, Viola
  • Masumi Per Rostad, Viola
  • Scott St. John, Violin
  • Brandon Vamos, Cello

Piano Trio in d minor, op. 49 (1839) | Felix Mendelssohn (31:20)

  • Eugene Drucker, Violin
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Menahem Pressler, Piano

Piano Trio in c minor, op. 66 (1845) | Felix Mendelssohn (29:36)

  • Eugene Drucker, Violin
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Menahem Pressler, Piano

Artists

  • William Bennett, Oboe
  • Yehonatan Berick, Violin
  • Sibbi Bernhardsson, Violin
  • Sunmi Chang, Viola
  • Christopher Costanza, Cello
  • Eugene Drucker, Violin
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Simin Ganatra, Violin
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Eric Han, Cello
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • On You Kim, Viola
  • Kristin Lee, Violin
  • Sean Lee, Violin
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Geoff Nuttall, Violin
  • Pacifica Quartet, String Quartet
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Menahem Pressler, Piano
  • Lesley Robertson, Viola
  • Masumi Per Rostad, Viola
  • Scott St. John, Viola
  • Scott St. John, Violin
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Joseph Swensen, Violin
  • Brandon Vamos, Cello
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Paul Watkins, Cello
  • Carol Wincenc, Flute
  • Wu Han, Piano

Music@Menlo <em> LIVE Being Mendelssohn </em> (six-disc boxed set) Total Time: 415:18
Discs: 6
Price: $75.00
Year Recorded: 2009