Gewandhaus-Quartett – Margarita Höhenrieder: Schumann – Mendelssohn

Title: Schumann – Mendelssohn

Catalogue No.: SM 123

Release: 08.01.2010

Description

Born in Munich, Margarita Höhenrieder is without doubt one of the most brilliant pianists of our time. A highly esteemed soloist and chamber musician, she has performed with many celebrated orchestras, including the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle of Dresden, the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, under conductors like Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, and Lorin Maazel, to name only a few.

For their latest album this time she worked with the renowned Gewandhaus Quartett, even the oldest continuously existing quartet formation. In its 200 years of history, many world premieres were held, among other works of composer Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, who also was the Gewandhaus conductor. Here we come full circle: in a world premiere Margarita Höhenrieder is also playing with the Gewandhaus Quartet the 2nd Movement of the famous Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, op.40 of Mendelssohn Bartholdy in an arrangement for piano and string quintet.

Tracklist

01 Schumann – Quartett Es-Dur, Op. 47 für Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Klavier
02 Mendelssohn – Sextett, D-Dur, Op. 110 für Violine, zwei Violen, Violoncello, Kontrabass und Klavier
03 Weltersteinspielung „Adagio“ aus dem Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 D-Moll in einer Bearbeitung für Klavier und Streichquintett
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