Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D Minor & String Symphonies Nos. 1-6

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1 Violin Concerto in D Minor, MWV O3: I. Allegro 08:25 48/24 Album only
2 Violin Concerto in D Minor, MWV O3: II. Andante 05:51 48/24 Album only
3 Violin Concerto in D Minor, MWV O3: III. Allegro 05:11 48/24 Album only
4 String Symphony No. 1 in C Major, MWV N1: I. Allegro 03:28 48/24 Album only
5 String Symphony No. 1 in C Major, MWV N1: II. Andante 02:41 48/24 Album only
6 String Symphony No. 1 in C Major, MWV N1: III. Allegro 02:44 48/24 Album only
7 String Symphony No. 2 in D Major, MWV N2: I. Allegro 03:50 48/24 Album only
8 String Symphony No. 2 in D Major, MWV N2: II. Andante 04:14 48/24 Album only
9 String Symphony No. 2 in D Major, MWV N2: III. Allegro vivace 01:53 48/24 Album only
10 String Symphony No. 3 in E Minor, MWV N3: I. Allegro di molto 03:28 48/24 Album only
11 String Symphony No. 3 in E Minor, MWV N3: II. Andante 01:49 48/24 Album only
12 String Symphony No. 3 in E Minor, MWV N3: III. Allegro 02:17 48/24 Album only
13 String Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, MWV N4: I. Grave - Allegro 03:05 48/24 Album only
14 String Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, MWV N4: II. Andante 01:56 48/24 Album only
15 String Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, MWV N4: III. Allegro vivace 02:30 48/24 Album only
16 String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, MWV N5: I. Allegro vivace 03:56 48/24 Album only
17 String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, MWV N5: II. Andante 01:29 48/24 Album only
18 String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, MWV N5: III. Presto 03:26 48/24 Album only
19 String Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Major, MWV N6: I. Allegro 03:02 48/24 Album only
20 String Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Major, MWV N6: II. Menuetto - Trios I & II 04:46 48/24 Album only
21 String Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Major, MWV N6: III. Prestissimo 04:12 48/24 Album only

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It was thanks to his father's penchant for organizing musical concerts in his family's Berlin apartment on Sunday mornings that the 11-year-old Felix Mendelssohn began to compose quite a long series of string symphonies, and also that the works were initially performed. The study of music and composition spurred the young composer on greatly; his diligence as well as his youthful creativity developed early, and he made astonishing progress. In 1821, he wrote the first half of his string symphonies, which together took less than two years to complete. During performances that formed part of the concerts at home, he always took over the direction of the chamber orchestra, which consisted of amateur and professional musicians from the Berlin court orchestra. Ever since their long-lost manuscripts were successfully rediscovered in 1950, Mendelssohn’s early string symphonies have been a fixed part of the string and chamber orchestra repertoire. In the youthful freshness and carefreeness of these early works, one can already hear echoes of the instrumental masterpieces by this important symphonic composer of early Romanticism that were soon to follow. This release contains the first six of Mendelssohn's string symphonies in the form of studio recordings made by the Münchner Rundfunkorchester under its leader Henry Raudales, a violinist who has won several awards and has made numerous recordings with the orchestra as a conductor and a soloist.