Mendelssohn: Concerto for Two Pianos; Piano Concerto in A minor; String Symphony No. 12

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COMPOSERS: Mendelssohn
LABELS: Decca Serenata
WORKS: Concerto for Two Pianos; Piano Concerto in A minor; String Symphony No. 12
PERFORMER: John Ogdon & Brenda Lucas (pnos); Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
CATALOGUE NO: 433 729-2 ADD (1966/70)
Very early Mendelssohn – the Mendelssohn of before the Octet – can be as captivating as it is Classical; or even Baroque, as in the Twelfth String Symphony. Ogdon and Lucas are admirably alert to every nuance in the double concerto. Ogdon alone in the even earlier A Minor concerto is a delight. The orchestral playing is sometimes rather superficial. Recordings are a trifle fuzzy, and there are a few noisy page-turns.Keith Potterare a trifle fuzzy, and there are a few noisy page-turns.Keith Potter

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