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Mendelssohn: Piano Trios, etc / The Nash Ensemble

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17
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Notes & Reviews:

"Great Britain's Nash Ensemble appears to be similar to New York's Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in that they both have been around for a while and the members change over the years, while maintaining the highest possible musical standards. They both regularly commission and perform new music, and their concerts and recordings include staples and rarities of chamber music literature. I must single out pianist Ian Brown on these recordings. Mendelssohn was a virtuoso, and nothing short of that can bring this music off effectively. I wondered if Mr Brown even breaks a sweat on the pages and pages of difficult figurations that he effortlessly tosses off. The effect for the listener is magical." -ARG

BBC Music Magazine
The playing here is predictably impressive. In particular, the outer movements of the two Mendelssohn trios sound refreshingly less frenetic than they often do, and the comparatively relaxed tempos - the opening movement of the D minor Trio, in particular, well below the composer's improbably fast metronome marking - lend the music's more lyrical moments all the breadth they need, without sacrificing anything in momentum and intensity elsewhere.

Gramophone Magazine
The three players are, of course, consummate chamber musicians and they bring out subtleties of texture in a very pleasing manner: the opening cello theme is beautifully moulded, the finale has a delightful sense of mischief to it.



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (10/10/2005-10/12/2005)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 07/18/1839

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (10/10/2005-10/12/2005)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 04/30/1845

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Notes: Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex, England (10/10/2005-10/12/2005)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/30/1829