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Jennifer Pike|Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 4

Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 4

Edward Gardner, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Pike

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Felix Mendelssohn did visit the city of Birmingham several times, but the Chandos label's Mendelssohn in Birmingham series refers for the most part to these contemporary performances by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner. If you've been interested in trying out an item from the series, this one can be recommended strongly. The low-key, lyrical approach of conductor Gardner works beautifully in these two pieces. Especially effective is the Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, in the hands of violinist Jennifer Pike: she catches the novel role of the soloist in this concerto in a way that bigger performances do not. The violinist's entrance at the beginning is heard in the way that must have startled Mendelssohn's Leipzig audience: not as a virtuoso solo melody straining to get every last decibel out of the violin, but as a wandering, songful individual with something new and mysterious to say. Sample the beginning of the concerto; it gives the flavor of the whole. The balance between soloist and orchestra here is delicate and subtle, all the way through. Gardner also excels in the Incidental Music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Op. 61, presented here not only with its famous wedding march, but with its rarer vocal pieces. An excellent album that fully realizes the series' aims of evoking early performances of Mendelssohn.
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Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, MWV O14 (Felix Mendelssohn)

1
I. Allegro molto appassionato
Jennifer Pike
00:12:57

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Edward Gardner, Conductor - Jennifer Pike, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

2
II. Andante
Jennifer Pike
00:09:01

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Edward Gardner, Conductor - Jennifer Pike, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

3
III. Allegro molto vivace
Jennifer Pike
00:06:12

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Edward Gardner, Conductor - Jennifer Pike, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21, MWV P3 (Felix Mendelssohn)

4
A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21, MWV P 3
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
00:11:30

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in English) (Felix Mendelssohn)

5
Scherzo
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
00:04:34

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

6
Song with Chorus
Rhian Lois
00:03:59

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus, Choir - Edward Gardner, Conductor - Rhian Lois, Artist, MainArtist - Keri Fuge, Artist

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

7
Intermezzo
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
00:03:24

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

8
Nocturne
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
00:05:37

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

9
Wedding March
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
00:04:34

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

10
Dance of the Clowns
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
00:01:38

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

11
Finale
Rhian Lois
00:04:30

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus, Choir - Edward Gardner, Conductor - Rhian Lois, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2016 Chandos (P) 2016 Chandos

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Felix Mendelssohn did visit the city of Birmingham several times, but the Chandos label's Mendelssohn in Birmingham series refers for the most part to these contemporary performances by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner. If you've been interested in trying out an item from the series, this one can be recommended strongly. The low-key, lyrical approach of conductor Gardner works beautifully in these two pieces. Especially effective is the Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, in the hands of violinist Jennifer Pike: she catches the novel role of the soloist in this concerto in a way that bigger performances do not. The violinist's entrance at the beginning is heard in the way that must have startled Mendelssohn's Leipzig audience: not as a virtuoso solo melody straining to get every last decibel out of the violin, but as a wandering, songful individual with something new and mysterious to say. Sample the beginning of the concerto; it gives the flavor of the whole. The balance between soloist and orchestra here is delicate and subtle, all the way through. Gardner also excels in the Incidental Music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Op. 61, presented here not only with its famous wedding march, but with its rarer vocal pieces. An excellent album that fully realizes the series' aims of evoking early performances of Mendelssohn.
© TiVo

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