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Label:
  Membran - http://www.membran.net/
Serial:
  222848
Title:
  Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words - Ronan O'Hora
Description:
  Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Songs Without Words (excerpts)

Ronan O'Hora (piano)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Instrumental
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  PCM
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Review by raffells January 29, 2006 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Nobody could say that this is the best Piano writing in history by a composer somewhat more known for his string music.Yet these excerpts (thankfully) 57 minutes present interesting varied salon type background music without plunging any depth or great piano virtuosity .Only a few of the named pieces will be familiar and ironically the "Spring song" seems to me the least well played due to slight over embellishment.
The 22 tracks will occasionally remind a new listener of Schubert and possibly Schumann and only occasionally will the real composer signature apprear .
The recording quality is up to the same high standard of his other releases in this series though Im not sure this will be relevant to the music. My two previous versions on vinyl came nowhere near the quality even though the DGG version was highly rated,sonically its was poor.
This time I think the notes could have been better as well as the picture of twi egges on a leaf ? Similair comment re the Composers name/Royal Philharmonic Name on the disc itself..
A safe "buy" if you want these pieces..Dave

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Works: 7  

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book 2), MWV U 77/97/98/103/104/110 Op. 30
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book 4), MWV U 109/114/143/144/153/154 Op. 53
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book 5), MWV U 151/161/175/177/181/185 Op. 62
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book 6), MWV U 102/145/180/182/184/188 Op. 67
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book 7), MWV U 101/111/150/151/191/192 Op. 85
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book 8), MWV U 152/162/172/190/194/196 Op. 102
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book I), MWV U 73/78/80/86/89/90 Op. 19b