Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding' (Spinnerlied)

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Mendelssohn – Lieder ohne Worte, Books 5 – 8

Mendelssohn – Lieder ohne Worte, Books 5 – 8


Mendelssohn:

Songs without Words, Book 5 (6), Op. 62

Songs without Words, Book 6 (6), Op. 67

Songs without Words, Book 7 (6), Op. 85

Songs without Words, Book 8 (6), Op. 102

Kinderstücke (6), Op. 72 'Christmas Pieces'

Individual ‘Lieder ohne Worte’: F major, MWV U 150


During the early 19th century a number of composers began to write in new genres inspired by literature: Chopin's Ballades, Schumann's Novelletten and, later, Liszt's Symphonic Poems are all examples of this Romantic urge to create works that transcend the divide between the arts. In 1828 Felix Mendelssohn invented a genre of his own when he presented his sister Fanny with a 'song without words' for her birthday. He went on to compose a large number of such Lieder ohne Worte and published no less than six sets of six pieces each. Following Mendelssohn's death in 1847 the publisher Simrock issued another two sets, compiled from pieces that the composer had set aside for later publication. Mendelssohn himself supplied a few of the songs with more or less descriptive subtitles, but his aim was not to tell an existing story in music instead of words, but rather to communicate something that could only be conveyed through music. To Mendelssohn, music was more exact than language – in his own words: 'the music I love expresses ideas that are not too vague to be captured in words, but on the contrary too precise.’ When Ronald Brautigam's recording of Books 1-4 was released in 2012, the reviewer in International Record Review wrote: ‘One could scarcely hope for performances more vivid or poetic than these.’ This second volume includes the last four published sets of Lieder ohne Worte, as well as a number of other piano miniatures. Brautigam performs them on the same instrument as on the previous disc, a copy by Paul McNulty after a piano from 1830 by Ignaz Pleyel, preserved at Musée de la musique in Paris.

“The variety of tangy colours he conjures from the instrument really is the aural equivalent of removing a century of dirt from an oil painting…if, like me, you have an irrational aversion to the fortepiano, Brautigam might well change your mind. It is fascinating to hear such familiar music much as Mendelssohn himself might have heard it” Gramophone Magazine, July 2016

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Martin Stadtfeld plays Mendelssohn, Schumann & Bach

Martin Stadtfeld plays Mendelssohn, Schumann & Bach


Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Wir setzen uns mit tranen nieder

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Busoni:

Nun komm der heiden Heiland' (after Bach, BWV659)

Mendelssohn:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied No. 2'

Song without Words, Op. 85 No. 4 in D major

Song without Words No. 49 for Piano in D minor 'Horseman's Song'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 1 in E flat major

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 2 in C minor

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 6 in A flat major 'Duetto'

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'

Song without Words, Op. 53 No. 4 in F major

Schumann:

Erinnerung


Martin Stadtfeld (piano)

Martin Stadtfeld performs Mendelssohn, Schumann & Bach, with the renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, under its founder, Sir Neville Marriner. This is the first Mendelssohn (1809-1847) disc from acclaimed, award winning German pianist Stadtfeld, who caused a stir in 2002, becoming the first German to win the 'International Bach Competition' in Leipzig. There are two CD's, with disc one being a x13 piece body of Mendelssohns work & then a bonus disc two containing x4 pieces of work, covering Schumann & Bach.

“Martin Stadtfeld is a classy pianist who is clearly at home in these delightful Mendelssohn scores with the First Piano Concerto being particularly successful.” MusicWeb International, 11th June 2013

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Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Piano Solo Works

Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Piano Solo Works


Mendelssohn:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Mito Chamber Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 1 in G major 'May Breezes'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 5 in A minor 'Venetianisches Gondellied No. 3'

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

Song without Words, Op. 53 No. 3 in G minor

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 6 in A flat major 'Duetto'

Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Prelude & Fugue for piano in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1


Yu Kosuge (piano)

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Mendelssohn: Complete Songs without Words

Mendelssohn: Complete Songs without Words


Mendelssohn:

Songs without Words Books 1-8 (complete)

Kinderstücke (6), Op. 72 'Christmas Pieces'

Gondellied (Barcarolle) in A

2 Klavierstucke

Albumblatt in E minor, Op. 117


“this sweeps the board in this repertoire.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Murray Perahia - Songs Without Words

Murray Perahia - Songs Without Words


Bach, J S:

Chorales, arranged by Busoni

Liszt:

Piano Transcriptions of Schubert Songs

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 3 in A major 'Hunting Song'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 2 in F sharp minor

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 4 in B minor

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 5 in F sharp minor

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied No. 2'

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 3 in E major

Song without Words, Op. 102 No. 5 in A major 'Childrens Piece'

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 2 in C minor

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 2 in B flat minor

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 1 in E flat major

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 6 in A flat major 'Duetto'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'

Song without Words, Op. 53 No. 4 in F major

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 2 in B flat major


Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

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Schubert, Liszt & Mendelssohn: Piano Works

Schubert, Liszt & Mendelssohn: Piano Works


Liszt:

Liebesträume, S541 Nos. 1-3

Mendelssohn:

Frühlingslied 'In dem Walde', Op. 19a No. 1

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied No. 2'

Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 6 in A flat major 'Duetto'

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 1 in G major 'May Breezes'

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 5 in A minor 'Venetianisches Gondellied No. 3'

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 5 in B minor

Song without Words, Op. 102 No. 6 in C major

Schubert:

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94


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Mendelssohn: Sonatas & Songs

Mendelssohn: Sonatas & Songs


Mendelssohn:

Cello Sonata No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 45

Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 6 in F sharp minor 'Venezianisches Gondellied No. 2'

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 1 in G major 'May Breezes'

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 2 in F sharp minor

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'

Song without Words, Op. 102 No. 3 in C major


Friedrich Kleinhapl (cello), Andreas Woyke (piano)

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Mendelssohn: Songs without Words Books 1-8 (complete)

Mendelssohn: Songs without Words Books 1-8 (complete)


Michael Endres was the piano partner of the legendary baritone Hermann Prey for many years, and performed in such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Musikverein and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has already recorded Schumann, Schubert, Weber and Gershwin for OehmsClassics.

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Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Rondo capriccioso & Variations sérieuses

Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Rondo capriccioso & Variations sérieuses


Mendelssohn:

Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Songs without Words Books 1-8 (complete)

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54


Annette Seiler (fortepiano)

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Mendelssohn: Songs without Words Books 1-8 (complete)

Mendelssohn: Songs without Words Books 1-8 (complete)


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