Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello and Piano
Marcy Rosen, Lydia Artymiw

$ 14.99

2019 Grammy Nominee:
Classical Producer of the Year (Judith Sherman)

ICON (5 stars)

Paul Mendelssohn, Felix’s younger brother, was a banker by profession but an accomplished amateur cellist, and it is to him that we owe Felix Mendelssohn's three major compositions for cello and piano.  This new recording presents Mendelssohn's complete output for cello and piano, and includes the three large scale works, as well as two short pieces, performed by leading virtuosi Marcy Rosen and Lydia Artymiw.



Mendolssohn’s music is great to listen to...these works for cello and piano are very melodious, have a wide streak of melancholy that doesn’t get overwhelming, and rise-and-fall rhythmic. Marcy Rosen’s cello sounds tenor sax-big, warm, woody, a definition of poetry, and Lydia Artymiw is a one-woman chamber group, impelling her up to those heights. Fans of the mainstream classical repertoire and novices are urged to seek this forthwith.” - ICON (5 stars)

The cello was in many ways an ideal vehicle for Mendelssohn’s best qualities as a composer, including his gift for long-breathed melody and the intimate, slightly melancholy vein that infuses his harmonic chocies. Those qualities, and more as well, shine through in this lustrous new release by Cellist Marcy Rosen and pianist Lydia Artymiw.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Delightfully ear-tickling. The joy of collaborative music-making oozes from these performances. This is a richly enjoyable CD, full of artistic wisdom and deeply respectful of the composer’s musical intentions.” - StarTribune

This comprehensive collection of Felix Mendelssohn’s compositions for cello and piano is like a breath of fresh air...the performances here are lively and precise, imbuing the music with a robust vitality Mendelssohn himself would have appreciated.” - SCENE

Cellist Rosen and pianist Artymiw play these pieces with virtuosity and sensitivity.” - The Epoch


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Variations concertantes, Op. 17

Sonata No. 1 in B-flat, Op. 45

I. Allegro vivace

II. Andante

III. Allegro assai

Sonata No. 2 in D, Op. 58

I. Allegro assai vivace

II. Allegretto scherzando

III. Adagio

IV. Molto Allegro e vivace

Lied ohne Worte, Op. 109

Assai tranquillo


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