Only the opus numbers 1 to 72 were assigned by Works of this period include the Harmoniemusik for band (1824), the Octet (1825), and the Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream (1826). 26. 4 "Zigeunerlied: Im Nebelgeriesel, im tiefen Schnee" (MWV G 5), Trio for Piano, Violin and Viola in C minor (1820) (MWV Q 3), 19 miscellaneous pieces (plus several fragments) for organ (1820/45), Sinfonia for Strings No. 90 "Italian", Symphony No. Felix Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides Op 26, 'Fingal's Cave' 1830–32. His conversion was more a matter of pleasing his father than anything else. 2) in A flat major, String Quartet No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 17, Lied ohne Worte (Song without Words) in D major for cello and piano, Op. The result, St. Paul (1836), proved immensely popular and established Mendelssohn firmly in the forefront of contemporary composers. 4 "O Jugend, o schöne Rosenzeit! Indeed, one can say that Mendelssohn dominated English music in the 19th century as completely as Handel had done in the 18th. 2 "Hirtenlied: O Winter, schlimmer Winter" (MWV K 103), No. It is cliché but true: the older we get, the more most of us realize how little we know and how much there is … 4 "Im Frühling: Ihr frühlingstrunknen Blumem" (MWV K 52), No. 5 in B-flat Major: I.Allegro di molto, II.Andante, III.Allegro (1821) (MWV N 5), Sinfonia for Strings No. Wealthy and Talented: Felix Mendelssohn had wealth on both sides of his family, ... two centuries later — among the most beloved and performed in the classical repertoire. The viola (/ v i ˈ oʊ l ə / vee-OH-lə, also UK: / v aɪ ˈ oʊ l ə / vy-OH-lə, Italian: [ˈvjɔːla, viˈɔːla]) is a string instrument that is bowed, plucked, or played with varying techniques.It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. 4 "Im Wald: O Wald, du kühlender Bronnen" (MWV F 11), No. Organ Sonata No. Singers repertoire since 2001: 2018-19 Otche nash -- Nikolai Golovanov Dixit in corde suo -- Levente Gyöngyösi Lux Aeterna -- Ily Matthew Maniano Give Me Hunger (premiere) -- Jake Runestad Salutation -- Eriks Esenvalds Sweet Rivers -- Shawn Kirchner Advent Motet -- … The opus number sequence does not therefore always accord with the order of composition). His most prominent teacher was Carl Friedrich Zelter, advisor in matters musical to none other than Goethe. (, Die deutsche Liturgie (Kyrie, Sanctus, Gloria, Responses and Amen) (1846), 8vv, Rejoice, O Ye People (Christmas) ("Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden" – Weihnachten), Thou, Lord, Our Refuge (New Year) ("Herr Gott, du bist unsre Zuflucht" – Am Neujahrstage), Above All Praise (Ascension) ("Erhaben, o Herr, über alles Lob" – Am Himmelsfahrtstage), Lord, on Our Offences (Passiontide) ("Herr, gedenke nicht unsrer Übelthaten" – In der Passionszeit), Let Our Hearts Be Joyful (Advent) ("Lasset uns frohlocken" – Im Advent), For Our Offences (Good Friday) ("Um unsrer Sünden" – Am Karfreitag), Twelve Songs for voice and piano, Op. 1 "Jagdlied: Auf, ihr Herrn und Damen schön" (MWV G 21), No. Digging around a bit will reward the explorer. 3 "Frühlingslied: Durch den Wald, den dunklen, geht" (MWV K 101), No. 2015 Thomas Hengelbrock dirige Bach & Mendelssohn (TV Special) (performer: "Paslm 42 'Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser', MWV A 15", "Chrsitmas Cantata 'Vom Himmel hoch', MWV A 10", "Christus, MWV A 26 - 'Geburt Christi'" - as Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) 1 in C Minor, Op. 2. 5 "Pilgerspruch: Laß dich nur nichts nicht dauern" (MWV K 31), No. Mendelssohn's music blended Romantic sentiment and fantasy with a Mozartean economy, clarity, and poise. Mendelssohn found it in Düsseldorf in 1833 and became director of music for the city. Felix Mendelssohn was born into a prominent Jewish family in 1809. 6 "Scheidend: Wie so gelinde die Fluth bewegt" (MWV K 50), No. 5 "Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden: Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden" (MWV K 121), No. 1 "Minnelied: Leucht't heller als die Sonne" (MWV K 80), No. 1 "Das Lied vom braven Mann: Gaben mir Rath und gute Lehren" (MWV G 16), No. In schwäb. 1 "Beati mortui: Beati mortui in Domino" (MWV B 28), No. His grandfather Moses was one of Europe’s most influential thinkers and the last major philosopher of the Enlightenment, and his father, Abraham, was a successful banker. 44/1, String Quartet No. Comp. 4 "Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich: Allnächtlich im Traume" (MWV K 78), No. 3 in A minor, Op. 84, Six Lieder for four mixed voices a cappella, Op. Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. He also continued to conduct, compose, and tour. 8 (3 of the songs were composed by, Twelve Lieder for voice and piano, Op. (1844), Capriccio brillant for Piano and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 2 Prelude and Fugue in D major (MWV U 129, MWV U 105), No. In the Thirties the Nazis systematically tried to erase the composer from German music. 2 "Geständnis: Kennst du nicht das Gluthverlangen" (MWV K 41), No. 1 "Doch der Herr, er leitet die Irrenden recht", No. 7 "Sehnsucht: Fern und ferner schallt der Reigen" (composed by Fanny Mendelssohn), No. 1 "Der frohe Wandersmann: Wem Gott will rechte Gunst" (MWV G 34), No. 15 - max. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s the Philharmonia Orchestra's chief conductor was Otto Klemperer, with whom the orchestra gave many concerts and made numerous recordings of the core orchestral repertoire. As a young man, Felix would later disclose that he … 4 "Die Waldvögelein: Kommt, lasst uns geh'n spazieren" (MWV F 25), No. 12 in G minor: I.Fuga. 4 Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major (MWV U 122, MWV U 108), No. Mendelssohn excelled in every genre except opera. 2008-09 Repertoire • Vaughan Williams – Dona nobis pacem • Brahms – Schicksalslied, op. Felix Mendelssohn was the most profoundly gifted prodigy-composer of all time. 2 "Lob des Frühlings: Saatengrün, Veilchenduft" (MWV F 26), No. Only the opus numbers 1 to 72 were assigned by Mendelssohn, the later ones by publishers. 1824. 4 "Wasserfahrt: Am fernen Horizonte" (MWV G 17), No. 3 "Abschied vom Wald: O Thaler weit, o Höhen" (MWV F 20), No. During his lifetime, Mendelssohn was regularly compared (with good reason) to Mozart. 3 "Wartend (Romanze): Sie trug einen Falken" (MWV K 42), No. 5 "Liebe und Wein: Liebesschmerz. 24 (1824), Variations concertantes in D major for cello and piano, Op. 114, 3 Preludes and Fugues for organ, Op. However, he praised the early music as that "of a very young composer astonishing the world by a musical style at once fascinating, original and perfectly new." Mendelssohn composed several chorale cantatas, several on Lutheran hymns: Works with opus number assigned by Mendelssohn, Works with opus number assigned posthumously, Festgesang an die Künstler: Der Menschheit Würde, Concerto for Piano and Strings in A minor, Concerto (No. 4 in C minor: I.Grave-Allegro, II.Andante, III.Allegro (1821) (MWV N 4), Sinfonia for Strings No. We restart our bi-monthly Tuesday Blog shares with Vinyl’s Revenge, and an old all-Mendelssohn EMI recording featuring Riccardo Muti and the Philharmonia. 12, String Quartet No. 8 in D major (wind instruments added later) (1822), String Symphony No. 9 "Ferne: In weite Ferne will ich träumen" (MWV K 53), No. 7 in D minor: I.Allegro, II.Andante amorevole, III.Menuetto, IV.Allegro molto (1822) (MWV N 7), Sinfonia for Strings No. 2 "Der Glückliche: Ich hab' ein Liebchen" (MWV F 27), No. 4 in E minor, Op. Organ Sonata No. 5 "Im Herbst: Ach wie schnell die Tage fliehen" (MWV K 38), No. Through his directorship of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and his establishment of a conservatory (1843), he quickly made Leipzig one of the major European musical centers, one which exerted significant influence throughout Europe and even the United States up to the early years of the Twentieth Century. 1) in D minor, for violin and strings, Violin Concerto (No. Born into a wealthy banking family, the grandson of the great German Jewish Enlightenment philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn, Felix (later baptized Jacob Ludwig Felix) showed an early aptitude for music. 6 in E flat major (1821), String Symphony No. 1 "Minnelied: Wie der Quell so lieblich klinget" (MWV K 97), No. 5 "Sonntagslied: Ringsum erschallt in Wald und Flur" (MWV K 84), No. 1. Recital Duration: min. He was also one of the warmest, funniest and most generous people I have ever met. Return to the top of the page. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. 3 "Es fiel ein Reif: Es fiel ein Reif" (MWV F 5), No. Sample #1 Complete Mendelssohn Piano Trios. 6 "Es weiss und rät es doch Keiner: Es weiss und rät es doch Keiner" (MWV K 112), No. 3 Fantasia in E major ("The Rivulet") (MWV U 72), No. 3 (fragment) in E minor, Op. 1 "Da lieg' ich unter den Bäumen: Da lieg' ich unter den Bäumen" (MWV K 69), No. Return to the top of the page. 10 in B minor (1823) (MWV N 10), Sinfonia for Strings No. 3 "Im Süden: Süsse Dufte, milde Lüfte" (MWV G 20), No. All Rights Reserved. However, friction in Düsseldorf prompted Mendelssohn to look for other employment. However, even a genius needs steady work. 2 in D minor for clarinet, basset-horn, and piano, Op. With his meticulous craftsmanship and formal balance, Mendelssohn stands as one of the most Classically-inclined of the major 19th-century composers, yet he was also prone to moments of … 1 "Andenken: Die Bäume grünen überall" (MWV F 29), No. 'A respected Principal and a leading interpreter of the solo Double Bass repertoire, Rinat was among the most serious and dedicated of musical artists. 2 in B flat major, Op. 54 • Handel – Messiah. Wagner singled out Mendelssohn as an icon for decadence in his notorious essay "On Jewishness in Music." Piano Concerto No. 44/2, String Quartet No. Every classical music lover knows about Felix Mendelssohn. His life showed little of the storms that marked Beethoven's or the stresses of Berlioz's. 3 "Lied aus "Ruy Blas": Wozu der Vöglein Chöre belauschen fern und nah?" 6 "Reiselied: Bringet des treusten Herzens Grüsse" (MWV K 65), No. Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) ... (1847), a rethinking in Romantic terms of the Handelian oratorio and one of the monuments of the choral repertoire. 1 "Frühlingslied: In dem Walde, süsse Tone" (MWV K 56), No. The amount of overwork as well as the death of his beloved sister Fanny led to a series of strokes and finally death at the age of 38. © 1995-2020 Classical NetUse of text, images, or any other copyrightable material contained in these pages, without the written permission of the copyright holder,except as specified in the Copyright Notice, is strictly prohibited. . With these three pieces, he became one of the most important early Romantic composers. Work/Opus No. 107 "Reformation", Violin Concerto (No. 1 in F minor (1844) (MWV W 56), 2. Zelter gave Mendelssohn thorough, but very conservative, instruction. 3 Prelude and Fugue in D minor (MWV W 23, MWV W 13), No. Posth. 5 "Der Blumenstrauss: Sie wandelt im Blumengarten" (MWV K 73), No. It's a rare professional violinist who doesn't know the e-minor concerto. 6 "Herbstlied: Holder Lenz, du bist dahin" (MWV F 17), No. Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.40: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto in E flat major, K271 Concerto in D minor, K466 Concerto in E flat major, K482 Concerto in C minor, K491 Concerto in C major, K503 6 "Auf dem See: Und frische Nahrung" (MWV F 9), No. This historic performance, due in large part to Mendelssohn’s vision (he was only fifteen when he first saw the score… Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. Note: the list includes works which were published posthumously and given opus numbers after the composer's death. 4 "Erntelied: Es ist ein Schnitter, der heißt Tod" (MWV K 37), No. 64, is his last large orchestral work. 1 "Frühlingsahnung: O sanfter süsser Hauch" (MWV F 14), No. 2 "Morgengruss: Über die Berge steigt schon die Sonne" (MWV K 100), No. 11 "Entsagung: Herr, zu dir will ich mich retten" (MWV K 54), No. He became associated with a strand of composers that included Robert Schumann and reached its peak with Johannes Brahms. The amount of overwork as well as the death of his beloved sister Fanny led to a series of strokes and finally death at the age of 38. 6 "Jagdlied: Durch schwankende Wipfel" (MWV F 22), No. 113, Concert Piece No. Organ Sonata No. Filed Under: Performance Repertoire Tagged With: Elijah, Mendelssohn, Michelle Graveline, salisbury Singers Footer 370 Main Street • Suite 1200 Worcester, MA 01608 Phone: (508) 799-3848 1 "Minnelied im Mai: Holder klingt der Vogelsang" (MWV K 30), No. 1 "Ich wollt' meine Lieb' ergösse sich: Ich wollt' meine Lieb' ergösse sich" (MWV J 5), No. 6 in D minor (1845) (MWV W 61), No. Nevertheless, the boy found out Beethoven for himself and formed a deep appreciation and love of Beethoven's final period, particularly the middle and late piano sonatas, much to Zelter's puzzlement. 3 "Hirtenlied: O Winter, schlimmer Winter" (MWV F 12), No. Organ Sonata No. 88, Four Lieder for four voices a cappella, Op. Fortunately, he had parents willing to let him become a musician, and he received the finest training. 2) in E minor, Op. Two virtuoso Etudes. 2 "Entflieh' mit mir: Entflieh' mit mir" (MWV F 4), No. 3 "Italien: Schöner und schöner schmückt sich" (composed by Fanny Mendelssohn), No. 6 "Der wandernde Musikant: Durch Feld und Buchenhallen" (MWV F 19), No. The sale of over 250,000 recordings, which has been acclaimed with a number of awards, has made a not insignificant contribution to what today is the obvious presence of Mendelssohn's complete œuvre in the concert repertoire. ~ Steve Schwartz. Ironically, religion wasn't that big a deal to Mendelssohn himself. Grave-Allegro, II.Andante, III.Allegro molto (1823) (MWV N 12), "Symphoniesatz" (Sinfonia for Strings No. 1 "Im Grünen: Im Grün erwacht der frische Muth" (MWV F 8), No. 2 "Das erste Veilchen: Als ich das erste Veilchen erblickt" (MWV K 63), No. 87, List of solo piano compositions by Felix Mendelssohn, "Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op 14 - Hyperion Records - CDs, MP3 and Lossless downloads", Mendelssohn: Octuor Op 20, Etc / Braley, Dieltiens, et al. 3 (fragment) in E minor, Op. He made a tour of Scotland as well, where he began work on his Hebrides Overture (1832) and "Reformation" Symphony (1832). Den Atem hemmet '' ( MWV W 60 ), No (, Mein Gott warum. Heißt Tod '' ( MWV U 126, MWV U 131, MWV U 128 ),.... Robert Schumann and reached its peak with Johannes Brahms I.Allegro, II.Andante, III.Allegro 1821... 'Re fort ins Ferne Land '' ( MWV W 13 ), No is one the... Das ist der Tag des Herrn '' ( MWV F 7 ) No! 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