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MENDELSSOHN: Works for Violin and Piano (Complete)

Composer(s):Mendelssohn, Felix
Artist(s) Nomos Duo, Ensemble
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.554725
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Robert Moon,www.AudioAudition.com,October 2001

"An inventive disc of significant but little known works of a romantic master."



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Two of these Sonatas date from Mendelssohn’s early years, but are attractively crafted. The mature work is notable for its brilliant vivace finale in which the Nomos Duo (Nicholas Milton and Nina-Margret Grimsdöttir) really let rip. Some may feel that a little more poise here would have been welcome, but that is the only reservation. They are a fine team and make a good case for the earliest work (more of a Sonatina), especially the closing moto perpetuo Presto, which is neatly paced. The shorter pieces come from a book of exercises but are rather pleasing miniatures. Excellent recording in a friendly acoustic.



Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,October 2001

The Nomos Duo comprises an Australian violinist and an Icelandic pianist. Though both make music with other ensembles, they have been playing together since 1993 and, on the evidence of this disc have forged a most successful partnership.

Of the three sonatas recorded here only one was allotted an opus number by Mendelssohn. Indeed, the later F Major sonata was not published until 1953 when Yehudi Menuhin rescued it from obscurity. Quite why the piece should have been withheld is unclear for it is a sparkling creation. The author of the notes suggests that it prefigures the E Minor Violin Concerto: it reminded me also of the effervescent Octet

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Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,October 2001

The Nomos Duo comprises an Australian violinist and an Icelandic pianist. Though both make music with other ensembles, they have been playing together since 1993 and, on the evidence of this disc have forged a most successful partnership.

Of the three sonatas recorded here only one was allotted an opus number by Mendelssohn. Indeed, the later F Major sonata was not published until 1953 when Yehudi Menuhin rescued it from obscurity. Quite why the piece should have been withheld is unclear for it is a sparkling creation. The author of the notes suggests that it prefigures the E Minor Violin Concerto: it reminded me also of the effervescent Octet

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,October 2001

The Nomos Duo comprises an Australian violinist and an Icelandic pianist. Though both make music with other ensembles, they have been playing together since 1993 and, on the evidence of this disc have forged a most successful partnership.

Of the three sonatas recorded here only one was allotted an opus number by Mendelssohn. Indeed, the later F Major sonata was not published until 1953 when Yehudi Menuhin rescued it from obscurity. Quite why the piece should have been withheld is unclear for it is a sparkling creation. The author of the notes suggests that it prefigures the E Minor Violin Concerto: it reminded me also of the effervescent Octet

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,October 2001

The Nomos Duo comprises an Australian violinist and an Icelandic pianist. Though both make music with other ensembles, they have been playing together since 1993 and, on the evidence of this disc have forged a most successful partnership.

Of the three sonatas recorded here only one was allotted an opus number by Mendelssohn. Indeed, the later F Major sonata was not published until 1953 when Yehudi Menuhin rescued it from obscurity. Quite why the piece should have been withheld is unclear for it is a sparkling creation. The author of the notes suggests that it prefigures the E Minor Violin Concerto: it reminded me also of the effervescent Octet

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,October 2001

The Nomos Duo comprises an Australian violinist and an Icelandic pianist. Though both make music with other ensembles, they have been playing together since 1993 and, on the evidence of this disc have forged a most successful partnership.

Of the three sonatas recorded here only one was allotted an opus number by Mendelssohn. Indeed, the later F Major sonata was not published until 1953 when Yehudi Menuhin rescued it from obscurity. Quite why the piece should have been withheld is unclear for it is a sparkling creation. The author of the notes suggests that it prefigures the E Minor Violin Concerto: it reminded me also of the effervescent Octet

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,October 2001

The Nomos Duo comprises an Australian violinist and an Icelandic pianist. Though both make music with other ensembles, they have been playing together since 1993 and, on the evidence of this disc have forged a most successful partnership.

Of the three sonatas recorded here only one was allotted an opus number by Mendelssohn. Indeed, the later F Major sonata was not published until 1953 when Yehudi Menuhin rescued it from obscurity. Quite why the piece should have been withheld is unclear for it is a sparkling creation. The author of the notes suggests that it prefigures the E Minor Violin Concerto: it reminded me also of the effervescent Octet

more....







 

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