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Being Mendelssohn: Disc 1 (2009)

<em>Being Mendelssohn:</em> Disc 1

No composer exercised a more formative influence on Mendelssohn than Johann Sebastian Bach, whose musical integration of formal perfection and expressive ideal would guide Mendelssohn throughout his creative life. Of especial importance to the young Mendelssohn was the discovery and rigorous study of Bach’s masterful fugues. Disc I traces the illustrious musical lineage from Bach, through Mozart, to Mendelssohn, who deeply absorbed the lessons from his musical forebears. The disc culminates in the Mendelssohn Sextet, the beginning of the young composer’s journey into the Romantic era.

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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

Artists

  • Sunmi Chang, Viola
  • Christopher Costanza, Cello
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • 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
  • Scott St. John, Violin
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

<em>Being Mendelssohn:</em> Disc 1 Total Time: 73:49
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2009