The Mendelssohn Project's
Performances, Recordings and Videos of works by:
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

World Premieres:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream 'for Fanny and Felix' for Piano Four-Hands" (1825)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live and videotaped

Peter Asimov and Verena Anders, piano
Nov. 30, 2004
New York City

 

"Das Heimweh" - Lied written by Fanny Mendelssohn   (ca. 1824)

Manuscript rediscovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live and videotaped

Verena Anders, soprano, and Peter Asimov, piano
Nov. 30, 2004
New York City

 

"Die erste Walpurgisnacht" (1833 Version)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live

Emily Wigod, alto
Marcus Ullmann, tenor
Charles Robert Stevens, bass
Fairfield County Chorale
Amor Artis Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
March 8, 2003
Norwalk, Connecticut

 

"Grosse Festmusik zum Dürerfest" (1828)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live

Yana Eminova, soprano
Barbara Rearick, alto
Randal Rushing, tenor
Philip Lima, bass
Amor Artis Choir
Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
May 3, 2002
New York City

 

"Hora est" - Motet for 16 voices (1828)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Johannes Somary, conductor
May 3, 2002
New York City

 

"Ch'io t'abbandono" - Concert Aria (1825)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live

Kurt Willett, baritone
Johannes Somary, fortepiano
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"Er hat der Sonne eine Hütte gemacht" - Motet (1821)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Johannes Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City
 

 

"Jube dom'ne " - Motet (1822)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Johannes Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"Die Himmel erzählen" - Motet (1821)

Manuscript discovered and edited by The Mendelssohn Project
World Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Johannes Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

United States Premieres :

"Sonata in G Minor for Piano" (1821)

Manuscript re-edited by The Mendelssohn Project
United States Premiere performance recorded live and videotaped

Peter Asimov, piano
November 30, 2004
New York City

 

"Symphony No. 2, Op. 52"   Lobgesang (1841)

United States Premiere on Period Instruments by The Mendelssohn Project
Performance recorded and videotaped live

Yana Eminova, soprano
Alexandra Montano, mezzo soprano
Marcus Ullmann, tenor
St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir
St. Patrick's Cathedral Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
March 4, 2003
New York City

 

"Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64" (1845)

United States Premiere on Period Instruments by The Mendelssohn Project
Performance recorded live

Lara St. John, violin
Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
May 3, 2002
New York City

 

"Symphony in A Major" Italian (Final Version) (1834)

Manuscript edited by The Mendelssohn Project
United States Premiere performance recorded live and videotaped

Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir" - Motet (1844)

United States Premiere performance recorded live by The Mendelssohn Project

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Johannes Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade" - Chorale intended for use in "St. Paul" (1834)

Manuscript newly edited by The Mendelssohn Project
United States Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"Danket den G öttern" - Chorus intended for use in "St. Paul" (1835)

Manuscript newly edited by The Mendelssohn Project
United States Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"Lobt ihn mit Pfeifen" - Chorus intended for use in "St. Paul" (1833)

Manuscript newly edited by The Mendelssohn Project
United States Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"Gelobet sei Gott" - Duet intended for use in "St. Paul" (1834)

Manuscript newly edited by The Mendelssohn Project
United States Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Jonathan Goodman, tenor
Richard Holmes, baritone
Stephen Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

"St. Paul's Sermon in Antioch" - Recitativo and Chorale intended for use in "St. Paul" (1835)

Manuscript newly edited by The Mendelssohn Project
United States Premiere performance recorded live

Amor Artis Chamber Choir
Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Richard Holmes, baritone
Stephen Somary, conductor
February 1, 2002
New York City

 

Other Live Recordings

"Allegro grazioso for Piano in A Major" from 6 Songs Without Words, Book 5,
Op.62, No. 6" Spring Song (1844)

Live performance recorded and videotaped by The Mendelssohn Project

Peter Asimov, piano
Nov. 30, 2004
New York City

 

"Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2" -   Lied   (1837)

Live performance recorded and videotaped by The Mendelssohn Project

Verena Anders, soprano and Peter Asimov, piano
Nov. 30, 2004
New York City

 

"Un poco agitato, ma andante for Piano in G Minor, Op. Posth. 102" (1841)

Live performance recorded and videotaped by The Mendelssohn Project

Peter Asimov, piano
Nov. 30, 2004
New York City

 

"Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream " for Piano Four-Hands

Live performance recorded and videotaped by The Mendelssohn Project

Peter Asimov and Verena Anders, piano
Nov. 30, 2004
New York City

 

"Overture to Der Onkel aus Boston "   (1823) - New York City Premiere

Live performance recorded by The Mendelssohn Project

Amor Artis Classical Instrument Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
February 1,2002
New York City

 

Performed World Premiere

"Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11" (Final Version) (1834)

Manuscript edited for The Mendelssohn Project

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Stephen Somary, conductor
December 11, 2002
Bratislava, Slovakia

 

World Premiere Readings

"Quartet for Strings in Eb Major" (1823)

Manuscript of complete version edited for The Mendelssohn Project

The Henschel Quartet
December 18, 2003
Munich, Germany

 

"12 Fugues for String Quartet" (1821)

Manuscript edited for The Mendelssohn Project

The Henschel Quartet
December 18, 2003
Munich, Germany

 

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