The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 2
Felix Mendelssohn

The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 2

Howard Shelley

CDA 68059 - 0034571280592

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Howard Shelley is acclaimed as the living master of early Romantic piano music. So much of this music was ignored throughout the twentieth century that there is still a sense of discovery at each new recording. Shelley here presents the second instalment of a six-volume set of Mendelssohn’s complete solo piano music—perhaps the least well-known part of the composer’s repertoire. The first volume was praised for Shelley’s ‘immaculate, lightly-pedalled brilliance, unfailing stylistic assurance, warmth and flexibility’ (Gramophone).
This second volume includes the Rondo capriccioso, a favourite virtuoso concert piece of the nineteenth century; the three-movement Fantasia in F sharp minor, which was originally described as a ‘Sonate écossaise’, with its characteristic Scottish folk-song elements in the first movement, and two books of the Songs without Words.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Rondo capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14
    06:35
  • 2
    Fantasia on The Last Rose of Summer in E Major, Op. 15
    07:41
  • 3
    Trois fantaisies ou caprices, Op. 16:
    No. 1 in A Minor: Andante con moto – Allegro vivace
    04:28
  • 4
    Trois fantaisies ou caprices, Op. 16:
    No. 2 in E Minor: Scherzo: Presto
    02:31
  • 5
    Trois fantaisies ou caprices, Op. 16:
    No. 3 in E Major: Andante
    03:56
  • 6
    Fantasia in F-Sharp Minor,
    [Listen to extract] Con moto agitato – Andante
    05:12
  • 7
    Fantasia in F-Sharp Minor,
    Allegro con moto
    02:07
  • 8
    Fantasia in F-Sharp Minor,
    Presto
    06:08
  • 9
    Lied in E-Flat Major
    01:54
  • 10
    Lied in A Major
    01:21
  • 11
    Lieder ohne Worte II, Op. 30:
    No. 1 in E-Flat Major: Andante espressivo
    04:21
  • 12
    Lieder ohne Worte II, Op. 30:
    No. 2 in B-Flat Minor: Allegro di molto
    02:10
  • 13
    Lieder ohne Worte II, Op. 30:
    No. 3 in E Major: Adagio non troppo
    02:23
  • 14
    Lieder ohne Worte II, Op. 30:
    No. 4 in B Minor: Agitato e con fuoco
    02:44
  • 15
    Lieder ohne Worte II, Op. 30:
    No. 5 in D Major: Andante grazioso
    02:21
  • 16
    Lieder ohne Worte II, Op. 30:
    No. 6 in F-Sharp Minor,
    02:59
  • 17
    Lieder ohne Worte III, Op. 38:
    No. 1 in E-Flat Major: Con moto
    02:28
  • 18
    Lieder ohne Worte III, Op. 38:
    No. 2 in C Minor: Allegro non troppo
    02:38
  • 19
    Lieder ohne Worte III, Op. 38:
    No. 3 in E Major: Presto e molto vivace
    01:56
  • 20
    Lieder ohne Worte III, Op. 38:
    No. 4 in A Major: Andante
    02:25
  • 21
    Lieder ohne Worte III, Op. 38:
    No. 5 in A Minor: Agitato
    02:14
  • 22
    Lieder ohne Worte III, Op. 38:
    No. 6 in A-Flat Major,
    03:06