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GEN 89156 28.8.2009
18.90 €

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Phantasie über ein irländisches Lied Opus 15
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Trois Fantaisies ou Caprices Opus 16
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Albumblatt für Ottilie von Goethe
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Rondo capriccioso Opus 14
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Sechs Lieder ohne Worte Opus 30
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Sechs Lieder ohne Worte Opus 62
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)  
Alternativfassungen zu Opus 62 Nr. 3
Fanny Hensel geb. Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1805 –1847)  
Prélude e-Moll
Fanny Hensel geb. Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1805 –1847)  
Vier Lieder ohne Worte Opus 8
   

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel


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Koch performs Mendelssohn Bartholdy
The passionate Mendelssohn. The happy Felix. The versatile Felix Mendelssohn had a wide range of qualities which recent prize winner Tobias Koch is presenting on his new GENUIN release—and there’s more: from the rapt, dream-like Irish melody at the beginning of the CD to the grandly laid out Rondo capriccioso, the Düsseldorf-based pianist achieves a programmatic arc including wondrous gems composed by Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny. These works are, note-for-note, on par with those of her brother. Koch renders Fanny Mendelssohn’s works with equal portions of deeply felt emotion and color, making the nearly 200-year-old concert grand he performs on sound as it is from another world altogether.

"With this, Tobias Koch and Genuin have succeeded in making a recording that is doubtless one of this year’s best piano recordings. In particular, Mendelssohn shines here in a light that is appropriate for his oeuvre."(Klassik.com)

"Inspired and lost in dreams, almost as if from another world."
Read more about the CD tip on MDR Figaro!

"Among the most satisfying commemorative Mendelssohn anniversary CD contributions is the recording of rarely heard works by Tobias Koch...."
Read the whole review (in German) here: Rheinischer Merkur, 27 August 2010