Mendelssohn: Symphonies [4-Album Cycle]

Paavo Jarvi, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

46,7680,56

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Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Vol. 1

Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Vol. 2

Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Vol. 3

Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Vol. 4

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“I don’t think Mendelssohn gets the attention he deserves,” said Paavo Järvi at the start of the 2020-2021 season. Faced with this observation, he undertook to record a complete cycle of Mendelssohn’s orchestral works with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra for his second season as Music Director. On the program are the composer’s five symphonies, including the second, known as ‘Lobgesang’, half-symphony, half-cantata, with the participation of the Zürcher Sing-Akademie, tenor Patrick Grahl and sopranos Chen Reiss and Marie Henriette Reinhold. Finally, A Midsummer Night’s Dream , based on Shakespeare’s play, the overture to which Mendelssohn composed when he was just 17, concludes this very fine cycle.


Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Paavo Järvi, Conductor

Tracklist

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1.
Symphony No. 1. Op. 11: I. Allegro di molto
09:59
2.
Symphony No. 1. Op. 11: II. Andante
05:47
3.
Symphony No. 1. Op. 11: III. Menuetto: Allegro molto - Trio
05:18
4.
Symphony No. 1. Op. 11: IV. Allegro con fuoco
08:04
5.
Symphony No. 5. Op. 107. 'Reformation': I. Andante - Allegro con fuoco
12:10
6.
Symphony No. 5. Op. 107. 'Reformation': II. Allegro vivace
05:11
7.
Symphony No. 5. Op. 107. 'Reformation': III. Andante
03:35
8.
Symphony No. 5. Op. 107. 'Reformation': IV. Andante con moto
08:17
1.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: Overture
12:23
2.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: No. 1. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
04:36
3.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: No. 3. Lied mit Chor. Allegro ma non troppo
04:35
4.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: No. 5. Intermezzo. Allegro appassionato
03:43
5.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: No. 7. Notturno. Andante tranquillo
05:39
6.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: No. 9. Hochzeitsmarsch. Allegro vivace
04:42
7.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: No. 11. 'Ein Tanz von Ru?beln'. Allegro di molto
01:32
8.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Op. 61: Finale
05:01
1.
Symphony No. 3. Op. 56. 'Scottish': I. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
15:44
2.
Symphony No. 3. Op. 56. 'Scottish': II. Vivace non troppo
04:11
3.
Symphony No. 3. Op. 56. 'Scottish': III. Adagio
09:40
4.
Symphony No. 3. Op. 56. 'Scottish': IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
09:26
5.
Symphony No. 4. Op. 90. 'Italian': I. Allegro vivace
10:06
6.
Symphony No. 4. Op. 90. 'Italian': II. Andante con moto
05:40
7.
Symphony No. 4. Op. 90. 'Italian': III. Con moto moderato
06:23
8.
Symphony No. 4. Op. 90. 'Italian': IV. Saltarello. Presto
05:26
1.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': I. Sinfonia: I. Maestoso con moto
12:13
2.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': I. Sinfonia: II. Allegretto un poco agitato
06:24
3.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': I. Sinfonia: III. Adagio religioso
05:57
4.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': II. Chor: Alles. was Odem hat. lobe den Herrn / Sopran solo: Lo
06:37
5.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': III. Recitativo. Tenor solo: Saget es. die ihr erlöst seid
02:49
6.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': IV. Chor: Saget es. die ihr erlöset seid
01:41
7.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': V. Sopran I und II solo: Ich harrete des Herrn / Chor: Wohl dem
04:51
8.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': VI. Tenor solo: Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen
03:48
9.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': VII. Chor: Die Nacht ist vergangen
04:27
10.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': VIII. Choral: Nun danket alle Gott
04:07
11.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': IX. Sopran solo. Tenor solo: Drum singe ich mit meinem Liede
04:32
12.
Symphony No. 2. Op. 52. 'Lobgesang': X. Schlusschor: Ihr Völker! Bringet her dem Herrn
05:56

Total time: 03:50:30

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Symphones No. 1, 5, 3, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Tonhalle Maag 'Lobgesang', Tonhalle Zürich

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Release DateMarch 15, 2024

Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Vol. 1

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Symphones No. 1, 5, 3, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Tonhalle Maag 'Lobgesang', Tonhalle Zürich

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philip traugott

Release DateMarch 11, 2024

Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Vol. 2

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Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Vol. 3

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Release DateMarch 11, 2024

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The Classic Review

The orchestral playing is excellent across the board, Järvi’s tempos are quick, even by HIPP standards, but the playing is masterly. Vibrato is sparingly used, and the characterful winds are well to the fore. Timpani are, for the most part, played with hard sticks and have a strong presence, aided by Alpha’s rich yet detailed engineering. Textures are transparent, drawing our attention to inner detail without ever overwhelming primary melodic material.

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