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Title: HIP Mendelssohn
Post by: Sorin Eushayson on November 30, 2008, 10:54:54 AM
Yes, another blasted HIP thread!  ;D

I'm looking to expand my Mendelssohn collection and would like some recommendations for some good period-performance recordings of his works, namely his orchestral works for starters.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  ;)
Title: Re: HIP Mendelssohn
Post by: Brian on November 30, 2008, 11:39:16 AM
Once you get to the string quartets, harmonia mundi has an acclaimed HIP cycle. They're extremely accessible, lovable works, though I haven't heard those specific performances.
Title: Re: HIP Mendelssohn
Post by: Sorin Eushayson on November 30, 2008, 11:56:07 AM
Once you get to the string quartets, harmonia mundi has an acclaimed HIP cycle. They're extremely accessible, lovable works, though I haven't heard those specific performances.
String quartet is one of my favourite genres, I'll keep an eye out; thanks Brian.
Title: Re: HIP Mendelssohn
Post by: Que on November 30, 2008, 12:42:29 PM
Please have a look at this thread! :): HIP Romantics (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,159.0.html).

I posted there a HIP recording of the piano trios, and also the SQ's are mentioned, I believe.

Q
Title: Re: HIP Mendelssohn
Post by: Sorin Eushayson on November 30, 2008, 12:50:45 PM
Please have a look at this thread! :): HIP Romantics (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,159.0.html).
Aye, I did!  I thought Mendelssohn and Brahms deserved their own threads, though!  I also didn't see much on either Mendelssohn or Brahms there...  Alas, Que has spoken - so be it.  0:)  Thanks for the link.