Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trios (op.66 & op.16)

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Felix Mendelssohn’s superlative second piano trio is coupled here with a similar but little-known work by his older sister, Fanny, whose formidable gifts as a composer and pianist were overshadowed by the brilliance of her younger brother. The exemplary performances by the Atlantis Trio presented here provide a fitting tribute to these two early Romantic geniuses.

Composer: Fanny Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn Fanny Mendelssohn Fanny Mendelssohn Fanny Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn

Performing artists: Atlantis Trio Atlantis Trio Jaap Schröder Enid Sutherland Penelope Crawford Penelope Crawford Enid Sutherland Jaap Schröder

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Release date: August 15, 2001

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Track Listing:

Disc 1
Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Op. 66
1 Allegro energico e con fuoco
2 Andante espressivo
3 Scherzo: molto allegro quasi presto
4 Finale: allegro appassionato

Fanny (Mendelssohn) Hensel
Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 11
5 Allegro molto vivace
6 Andante espressivo
7 Lied: allegretto
8 Finale: allegro moderato

Disc 2
The Mendelssohns: The artist’s place in high society: a discussion with
with Jaap Schröder, Enid Sutherland, Penelope Crawford

The Atlantis Trio explores various aspects of the close personal and artistic relationship between the
two gifted members of the Mendelssohn family, specifically contrasting the fascinating pair of works
which are juxtaposed on this new recording. In addition, light is shed on Fanny Mendelssohn’s personality,
and the artistic constraints under which women composers laboured in 19th century German society.

Configuration: Single CD
Available: Now
Recorded: March 2001
Booklet: 24-page, full color. Comprehensive program notes by Mendelssohn scholar Prof. Larry Todd.
• Unique coupling of Mendelssohn’s familiar masterpiece with equally strong companion work by his
sister, Fanny
• Best fortepiano sound on recordoriginal 1835 instrument by Conrad Graf • Ensemble led by Dutch
violin legend, Jaap Schröder
• Full colour booklet – artbook quality
• Informative Beyond the Notes™ presentation by the performers

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