Felix Mendelssohn

Classical CD Reviews: Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” Johann Strauss’s “Blindekuh,” and Mendelssohn’s “Die erste Walpurgisnacht”

April 16, 2020
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The two best things about Simon Rattle’s new recording of Die Walküre are, well, Rattle, himself, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; a strongly played and majestically sung performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s unfairly neglected Die erste Walpurgisnacht.

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Rethinking the Repertoire #6: Felix Mendelssohn’s “Die erste Walpurgisnacht”

March 1, 2016
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Felix Mendelssohn remains one of the West’s most underrated composers.

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Concert Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Bramwell Tovey Light Up Symphony Hall

January 30, 2012
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After the “Lobgesang”’s premiere, Robert Schumann declared this movement “a glimpse of heaven filled with Raphael’s madonnas,” and Saturday’s performance by the BSO came about as close to that as one could imagine, sensitively phrased and beautifully blended.

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