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Mendelssohn: Symphonies 1-5 (Live)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Chamber Orchestra of Europe - RIAS Kammerchor

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With Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe here presents Mendelssohn’s complete Symphonies (Nos. 1 to 5), composed between 1824 and 1842. Considered by some to be “the best chamber orchestra in the world” (BBC2 Television), the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was born three decades ago from the desire of several young musicians of the former European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) to pursue the adventure as an orchestra. After a few – unavoidable – changes within its ranks, this ensemble – currently – based in London retains the spirit that prevailed over its creation, shaped by complicity, generosity and liberty. Without a dedicated music director or conductor, the orchestra is now reunited with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with whom there is, according to the latter, “a completely unique bond”. Their most recent releases, such as in Mozart’s operas, highlighted this shared complicity. And, after a complete collection on Schumann, it is only fair that the conductor and his musicians explore the effusive lyric, the “classical” side of German romanticism, by working on Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s five symphonies. But the aim however with these five symphonies is to explore widely differing universes: the very romantic Symphony No. 3, “the Scottish”, in which Wagner heard a “prime landscaper”; Symphony No. 4, “the Italian”, is almost a great symphonic poem, as illustrated (by?) numerous composers after 1834; Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”, ends on an immense cantata full of praise, which approach was inspired by Beethoven’s Ninth; Symphony No. 5 is strongly linked to Protestant religion, as its fugue finale cites one of the Lutheran chorales used, notably, by Johann Sebastian Bach: “Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott” (Our God is a secure fortress) (cf. Cantata BWV 80). © Qobuz, based on a Philarmonie de Paris leaflet for concerts in Paris, February 2016.

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Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 11, MWV N 13 (Felix Mendelssohn)

1
1. Allegro di molto (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:10:29

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
2. Andante (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:06:17

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
3. Minuetto. Allegro molto - Trio (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:07:15

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

4
4. Allegro con fuoco (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:08:13

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 52, MWV A 18 - "Hymn Of Praise" (Felix Mendelssohn)

5
1a. Sinfonia - Maestoso con moto - Allegro (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:12:29

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
1b. Sinfonia - Allegretto un poco agitato (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:06:36

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
1c. Sinfonia - Adagio Religioso (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:07:30

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

8
2a. Chorus. Allegro moderato maestoso "Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn" (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:04:49

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - RIAS Kammerchor, Choir, MainArtist - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
2b. Molto più moderato ma con fuoco "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele" (Live)
Karina Gauvin
00:02:22

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - RIAS Kammerchor, Choir, MainArtist - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Karina Gauvin, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
3a. Recitative: "Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid durch den Herrn" (Live)
Daniel Behle
00:00:49

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Daniel Behle, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
3b. Allegro moderato. "Er zählet unsre Tränen" (Live)
Daniel Behle
00:02:16

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Daniel Behle, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
4. Chorus. A tempo moderato. "Sagt es, die ihr erlöst seid" (Live)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
00:02:07

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - RIAS Kammerchor, Choir, MainArtist - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

13
5. Duet & Chorus. Andante. "Ich harrete des Herrn" - "Wohl dem, der seine Hoffnung setzt!" (Live)
Karina Gauvin
00:05:12

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Rias-Kammerchor, MainArtist - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Karina Gauvin, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Regula Mühlemann, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

14
6. Allegro un poco agitato "Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen" - "Die Nacht ist vergangen" (Live)
Karina Gauvin
00:04:18

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Karina Gauvin, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel Behle, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

15
7. Chorus. Allegro maestoso e molto vivace. "Die Nacht ist vergangen" (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:04:16

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - RIAS Kammerchor, Choir, MainArtist - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

16
8. Chorale. Andante con moto - Un poco più animato. "Nun danket alle Gott" (Live)
Rias Kammerchor
00:03:23

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - RIAS Kammerchor, Choir, MainArtist - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

17
9. Andante sostenuto assai. "Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede ewig dein Lob" (Live)
Karina Gauvin
00:05:12

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Karina Gauvin, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel Behle, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

18
10. Chorus. Allegro non troppo "Ihr Völker, bringet her dem Herrn Ehre und Macht!" - "Danket dem Herrn und rühmt seinen Namen" (Live)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
00:05:43

Traditional, Author - Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - RIAS Kammerchor, Choir, MainArtist - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, MWV N 18 - "Scottish" (Felix Mendelssohn)

19
1. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:16:43

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

20
2. Vivace non troppo (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:04:14

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

21
3. Adagio (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:09:49

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

22
4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:10:02

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, MWV N 16 - "Italian" (Felix Mendelssohn)

23
1. Allegro vivace (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:10:20

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

24
2. Andante con moto (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:06:37

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

25
3. Menuetto. Con moto moderato (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:06:28

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

26
4. Saltarello. Presto (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:05:40

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Symphony No. 5 In D Minor, Op. 107, MWV N 15 - "Reformation" (Felix Mendelssohn)

27
1. Andante - Allegro con fuoco (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:11:33

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

28
2. Allegro vivace (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:05:54

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

29
3a. Andante (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:03:44

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

30
3b. Recitative (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:01:55

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

31
4. Chorale: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Allegro vivace - Allegro maestoso (Live)
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
00:08:00

Felix Mendelssohn, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer, Recording Producer - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Yves Baudry, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dimitri Scapolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

With Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe here presents Mendelssohn’s complete Symphonies (Nos. 1 to 5), composed between 1824 and 1842. Considered by some to be “the best chamber orchestra in the world” (BBC2 Television), the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was born three decades ago from the desire of several young musicians of the former European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) to pursue the adventure as an orchestra. After a few – unavoidable – changes within its ranks, this ensemble – currently – based in London retains the spirit that prevailed over its creation, shaped by complicity, generosity and liberty. Without a dedicated music director or conductor, the orchestra is now reunited with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with whom there is, according to the latter, “a completely unique bond”. Their most recent releases, such as in Mozart’s operas, highlighted this shared complicity. And, after a complete collection on Schumann, it is only fair that the conductor and his musicians explore the effusive lyric, the “classical” side of German romanticism, by working on Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s five symphonies. But the aim however with these five symphonies is to explore widely differing universes: the very romantic Symphony No. 3, “the Scottish”, in which Wagner heard a “prime landscaper”; Symphony No. 4, “the Italian”, is almost a great symphonic poem, as illustrated (by?) numerous composers after 1834; Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang”, ends on an immense cantata full of praise, which approach was inspired by Beethoven’s Ninth; Symphony No. 5 is strongly linked to Protestant religion, as its fugue finale cites one of the Lutheran chorales used, notably, by Johann Sebastian Bach: “Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott” (Our God is a secure fortress) (cf. Cantata BWV 80). © Qobuz, based on a Philarmonie de Paris leaflet for concerts in Paris, February 2016.

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