Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
String Symphonies Vol. 1
Michi Gaigg, conductor
Sinfonie I-VI, MWV N 1-6
using a fortepiano of Viennese design ca. 1815 as a thoroughbass
The L’Orfeo Barockorchester does everything differently
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s String Symphonies have been recorded umpteen times. But never have they sounded like this. […]
Fresh and original
[…] When an ensemble and its leader grow together like this then the result is flawless. The orchestra is often praised for its fresh, lively and original approach. With this recording of the Mendelssohn String Symphonies it has once again proved its high position in the current Early Music scene. The fortepiano is truely the icing on the cake.
hr2 kultur, CD Tip, 7 October 2015
A recording which will no doubt find its way to the radio archive. Regardless of the good work done by Thomas Fey or Roy Goodman the intensity of this recording is unmatched. Mendelssohn’s coming of age.
radio klassik Stephansdom, CD Tip, 30 October 2015
Full of youthful drive, Orfeo’s performances show young Mendelssohn’s effusive emotions as well.
Pizzicato, 19 October 2015