Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte Javier Perianes and Cuarteto Quiroga
- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Lieder ohne Worte / Songs without Words
- 1Andante con variazioni, Op. 8207:54
- Lieder ohne Worte
- 2Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19/1: Andante con moto03:08
- 3Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19/6: Andante sostenuto Venetianisches Gondellied02:08
- 4Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30/6: Allegretto tranquillo Venetianisches Gondellied03:06
- 5Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38/6: Andante con moto Duetto03:09
- 6Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 1406:37
- Lieder ohne Worte
- 7Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53/1: Andante con moto03:38
- 8Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 53/3: Presto agitato02:52
- 9Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62/5: Andante con moto Venetianisches Gondellied02:50
- 10Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/1: Andante02:40
- 11Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/2: Allegro leggiero02:20
- 12Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/3: Andante tranquillo02:55
- 13Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67/6: Allegretto non troppo02:23
- Präludium und Fuge e-Moll op.35/1
- 14I. Präludium, Allegro con fuoco02:10
- 15II. Fuga, Andante espressivo06:36
- Lieder ohne Worte
- 16Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 85/4: Andante sostenuto02:43
- 17Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 120/1: Andante - un poco agitato02:43
- 18Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102/4: Andant - un poco agitato02:20
- 19Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102/6: Andante02:37
- 17 Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
- 2017 Variations sérieuses, Op. 5411:57
Info for Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte
This program illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admiration for classical order; and, finally, a genuine veneration for Bach (Prelude and Fugue op.35). The whole radiant universe of Mendelssohn is encapsulated here.
Gramophone Magazine awarded Javier Perianes an Editor's Choice for his disc of de Falla Piano Works [HMC902099] saying: “This is a disc to lift the spirits. Whether the music is sultry, strenuous or sunny, Javier Perianes plays with an infallible ear for style, atmosphere and colour…in the Nights in the Gardens of Spain the BBC Symphony Orchestra joins Perianes for a performance of panache and captivating flair and freshness.”
Javier Perianes, piano
a native of Andalusia, is one of the most exciting pianists of the new generation. Though steeped in the world-renowned Spanish repertory (Falla, Granados, Albéniz), he does not limit himself to it and likes to spotlight less often played composers such as Federico Mompou and Manuel Blasco de Nebra (1750-84), to each of whom he has devoted a recording released on his label harmonia mundi.
Alongside his roots in the music of his country, Javier Perianes is also a committed exponent of the great international piano repertory (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Grieg, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel). His discs of Schubert, Debussy and Chopin, and Mendelssohn have earned acclaim from press and public alike. His most recent recording, devoted to Grieg’s Piano Concerto and a selection of Lyric Pieces, was widely praised by the critics and described as ‘a new benchmark’ by Classica, which awarded it a ‘Choc’; it was also Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and Maestro in Pianistes magazine. The leading musical venues have invited him to appear as soloist in recital or with such prestigious orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Chicago, Boston and BBC Symphony Orchestras and conductors Zubin Mehta, Yuri Temirkanov, Charles Dutoit and Daniel Barenboim. An all-round musician, he also enjoys playing chamber music performing regularly with the Cuarteto Quiroga and also the violist Tabea Zimmermann.
In 2012 Javier Perianes received the National Music Prize awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Described by The New York Times as giving ‘Exquisite: precise, perfectly balanced, interpretively fresh performances, couched in consistently warm hues’, the Spanish string quartet Cuarteto Quiroga, appointed quartet- in-residence in charge of the Royal Collection of decorated Stradivarius instruments at Madrid’s Royal Palace, has established itself as one of the most dynamic and unique quartets of its generation, winning international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its distinctive personality as well as its bold and original approach to the string quartet repertory.
The quartet studied with Professors Rainer Schmidt, Walter Levin and Hatto Beyerle. Other important in uences are Johannes Meissl, György Kurtág, András Keller, Eberhard Feltz and Ferenc Rados.
The ensemble won prizes at several major international competitions (Bordeaux, Paolo Borciani, Geneva, Beijing, Fnapec-Paris, Palau-Barcelona) and appears regularly worldwide (Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, Frick Collection, Lincoln Center New York, DaCamera Los Angeles, National Gallery Washington DC, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, ProQuartet Paris, Martinů Hall Prague, Nybrokajen Stockholm, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Heidelberger Frühling, Stadtcasino Basel, Teatro Mayor Bogotá, etc.). It is also the recipient of the Spanish National Radio Culture Prize. Frequent stage partners include Javier Perianes, Valentin Erben, Richard Lester, Alain Meunier, David Kadouch, Jonathan Brown and Vladimir Mendelssohn. Strongly committed to teaching chamber music, the quartet holds the String Quartet Chair at Zaragoza’s Conservatorio Superior (CSMA) and is invited to give masterclasses in Europe, the USA and Latin America. Its CDs ‘Statements’ (Haydn, Webern, Sollima), ‘(R)evolutions’ (Schoenberg, Webern, Berg) and ‘Frei aber einsam: the Opus 51 Quartets of Brahms’ (COBRA) have all been acclaimed by the international press and awarded several prizes and distinctions. Mr Sierra would like to thank the heirs of Paola Modiano for generously giving him the opportunity to play the 1682 Nicoló Amati violin ‘Arnold Rosé’.