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Abbado / Mendelssohn - Complete Symphonies, Overtures, Violin Concerto / Shlomo Mintz, violin

Notes & Reviews:

Released as part of the recent Abbado box set series, Mendelssohn's Symphonies and Overtures are complemented by the celebrated recording of the Violin Concerto with Shlomo Mintz and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Works:

Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824; Germany
Date of Recording: 10/1984
Venue: St John’s, Smith Square, London, England
Length: 32 Minutes 18 Secs.

Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 “Lobgesang” by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Elizabeth Connell (Soprano), Karita Mattila (Soprano), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840; Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1985
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 74 Minutes 24 Secs.

Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish” by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1984
Venue: St John’s, Smith Square, London, England
Length: 42 Minutes 22 Secs.

Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian” by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833; Germany
Date of Recording: 10/1984
Venue: St John’s, Smith Square, London, England
Length: 28 Minutes 19 Secs.

Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 “Reformation” by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832; Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1984
Venue: St John’s, Smith Square, London, England
Length: 30 Minutes 55 Secs.

Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825; Germany
Date of Recording: 10/1984
Venue: St John’s, Smith Square, London, England
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs.

Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826; Germany
Date of Recording: 10/1984
Venue: St John’s, Smith Square, London, England
Length: 12 Minutes 3 Secs.

Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 “Fingal’s Cave” by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy
Date of Recording: 02/1985
Venue: Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England
Length: 10 Minutes 24 Secs.

Die schöne Melusine Overture, Op. 32 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833; Germany
Date of Recording: 10/1984
Venue: St John’s, Smith Square, London, England
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs.

Overture in C major, Op. 101 “Trumpet Overture” by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826/1833; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1986
Venue: All Saints Church, Tooting, England
Length: 9 Minutes 10 Secs.

Overture for Wind Instruments in C major, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824/1838; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1986
Venue: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs.

Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1986
Venue: All Saints Church, Tooting, England
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs.

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1986
Venue: All Saints Church, Tooting, England
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs.

Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Germany



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