The Young Felix Mendelssohn – Digital Download

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World Première Recording on period instruments

Conventional wisdom has it that Felix Mendelssohn came into his own as a composer at the age of 16 in 1825, with the composition of his string Octet and the Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. This release, the final volume of the Atlantis Ensemble’s Mendelssohn 2009 project, reveals the lesser-known riches among the works written by young Felix in the years immediately preceding, 1822-1824. Jaap Schröder and his colleagues take us directly into the prosperous Mendelssohn household of the 1820s, a remarkable environment that nurtured young Felix, the prodigy.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Performing artists: Atlantis Trio & Ensemble

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Release date: February 15, 2010


Track listing:

CD 1
Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 1 (1824)
1 Allegro vivace
2 Adagio
3 Scherzo – Presto
4 Allegro moderato
Piano Quartet in F minor, Op. 2 (1825)
5 Allegro molto
6 Adagio
7 Intermezzo – Allegro moderato
8 Allegro molto vivace

CD 2
Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op. 3 (1826)
1 Allegro molto
2 Andante
3 Allegro molto
4 Finale – Allegro vivace
Piano Sextet in D major, Op. (posth.) 110 (1824)
5 Allegro vivace
6 Adagio
7 Menuetto & Trio
8 Allegro vivace

CD 3
Sonata in F minor for violin & fortepiano,
Op. 4 (1823)
1 Adagio – Allegro moderato
2 Poco adagio
3 Allegro agitato
Sonata in E flat major for clarinet &
fortepiano (1824)
4 Adagio-Allegro moderato
5 Andante
6 Allegro moderato
Sonata in C minor for viola & fortepiano (1824)
7 Adagio
8 Menuetto. Allegro molto
9 Andante con Variazioni

Piano Quartets, Op. 1-3
Sextet, Op. 110
Clarinet, Violin & Viola Sonatas

The Atlantis Trio
Penelope Crawford, fortepiano
Jaap Schröder, violin
Enid Sutherland, cello

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: Dec 2009
2001 (Sextet), 2007 (Quartets, Violin Sonata), 2008 (sonatas for clarinet, viola)
Booklet: 28 Page
• First release devoted to the complete
works for chamber ensemble with
fortepiano by the young Felix
• First complete edition using period instruments featuring the Atlantis Ensemble, directed
by legendary Dutch violinist, Jaap Schröder.
• Booklet essays by pre-eminent Mendelssohn scholar and biographer, R. Larry Todd.
• Total playing time: 3 hours 18 minutes.

The Young Felix Mendelssohn – Digital Download was last modified: August 25th, 2016 by Burke Thompson