Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
String Symphonies Vol. 2
Michi Gaigg, conductor
Sinfonia VII in D minor ‘Minerva’ MWV N 7
(including the 4th movement’s fragmentarily extant first version*),
Sinfonia X in B minor MWV N 10, Symphonic movement in C minor MWV N 14,
Sinfonia XII in G minor MWV N 12
using the copy of a fortepiano by Nannette Streicher (Vienna, c. 1819) as a thoroughbass
* first recording
Rocking The Mendelssohn String Symphonies. […] Here comes a recording that’s not content with just playing the music beautifully. Instead, it jumpstarts these works and makes them transcend themselves. You don’t have to concentrate on the music, it grabs you by the lapel.
Forbes.com, Classical CD of the Week & The 10 Best Classical Recordings of 2017, Jens F. Laurson, 3 November 2017
[…] a crisp and lively rendering.
Radio Klassik, CD of the day, 27 October 2017
This recording continues to fathom the turbulent emotional world of the young composer and pleases with youthful spunky playing.
Pizzicato, Remy Franck, 8 October 2017