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Symphonic Music - Released September 21, 2018 | LSO Live

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Theatre Music - Released September 10, 2018 | Channel Classics Records

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With one of the very best orchestras in the world, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, one of today’s most fascinating conductor, Iván Fischer, offers one of the most beautiful recent interpretations of Mendelssohn’s integral A Midsummer Night's Dream. In other words: first the Overture, the phenomenal stroke of genius of a seventeen-year-old – one can only wonder where he discovered all of these orchestral inventions, as in 1826, templates were still rare and Berlioz had yet to enter the musical scene. Afterwards, the remaining pieces were composed sixteen years later for the theatrical presentation of Shakespeare’s play with musical interludes: thirteen very diverse pieces, ranging from the fabulous Scherzo − a masterpiece of finesse and orchestral invention – to delicious singing moments, as well as a pre-Mahler funeral march (reminiscent of Frère Jacques from Mahler’s Symphony No. 1), the overly well-known wedding march, the grotesque dance, and many more. There is little doubt that this is, if not Mendelssohn’s greatest masterpiece, at least one of his absolute pinnacle works. Presented here in a truly irresistible interpretation. © SM/Qobuz
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Symphonic Music - Released September 1, 2017 | LSO Live

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Symphonies - Released March 3, 2017 | PentaTone

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Mendelssohn’s warmly lyrical and evocative Scottish symphony is paired with his confident and precocious first symphony for the first in a series of recordings in multi-channel surround sound for PENTATONE by the conductor Andrew Manze and the NDR Radiophilharmonie. It’s no wonder that Robert Schumann dubbed Mendelssohn the “Mozart of the nineteenth century”; with his felicitous gift for melody and meticulous craftsmanship, his music positively brims with youthful spontaneity and exuberance, blending dreamy poetic flights with moments of affecting tenderness and serenity. Inspired by his visits to Scotland and the Hebrides and the romantic novels of Sir Walter Scott, his outstanding Symphony No. 3 in A minor (“Scottish”) is a colourful reminiscence of its rugged landscapes steeped in history, and an affectionate homage to the proud Highlanders he met there. It was an instant success on its first performance and rivals the popularity of the overture The Hebrides, also inspired by the splendour of Scotland. No less impressive is his masterly Symphony No. 1 in C minor, composed when he was just 15 years old. From its noisy and impetuous opening to its triumphant conclusion, this confident and adventurous work shows the influence of Mozart, Haydn and Weber but the effect is unmistakeably Mendelssohnian with fugal passages, unforgettable melodies and busy, inventive scoring. (Text from the Pentatone website)
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Symphonic Music - Released September 9, 2016 | LSO Live

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Symphonies - Released January 22, 2016 | harmonia mundi

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Symphonic Music - Released October 12, 2009 | Coviello Classics

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Through his polished recordings for Coviello Classics, Marcus Bosch has significantly raised the profile of the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, and his recordings of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, Johannes Brahms' symphonies, choral works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and a critically acclaimed series of Anton Bruckner's symphonies have put these musicians squarely on the world stage. With this hybrid SACD recording of Felix Mendelssohn's earliest full-scale symphonies, Bosch continues his efforts to record the core repertoire in authoritative restorations and gives listeners a chance to hear the music in fresh and vital performances. Being youthful attempts to emulate Mozart, the Symphony No. 1 in C minor and the posthumously numbered Symphony No. 5 in D major, "Reformation" (heard here in its Urfassung version), are generally recognized as precocious but imperfect works and are not as popular as the Symphony No. 3 in A minor, "Scottish," or the Symphony No. 4 in A major, "Italian," (which were composed in reverse order, making the numbering of Mendelssohn's symphonies even more confusing). But they deserve attention for being steppingstones to the later masterpieces, and the vibrant live performances on this audiophile recording enhance their strong points. Recorded in the Eurogress Aachen convention center, this recording doesn't have the spectacular resonance and spaciousness of the orchestra's recordings in their customary venue, St. Nikolaus Church, but the sound is alive and remarkably free of audience noises, except for the applause at the end of each performance.

Symphonic Music - Released June 26, 2015 | Supraphon a.s.

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Symphonic Music - Released May 4, 2015 | LSO Live

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Symphonic Music - Released February 24, 2015 | Chandos

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Symphonic Music - Released September 2, 2014 | Chandos

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Symphonies - Released March 10, 2014 | harmonia mundi

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Symphonic Music - Released February 4, 2014 | Chandos

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Symphonic Music - Released November 30, 2013 | Velut Luna

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Symphonic Music - Released July 1, 2013 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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Symphonic Music - Released April 12, 2013 | Thorofon Records

Symphonic Music - Released February 5, 2013 | ICA Classics

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Theatre Music - Released July 27, 2010 | Naxos

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