✓ in stock
01 October 2015
"Lamsma made a great impression, with here meaty, romantic tone, not afraid of a glissando more or less."De Volkskrant, 03-8-2016
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.
Mendelssohn is often compared to Mozart. Both of them were child prodigies, both had a talented sister and they both died at a young age. Mendelssohn, who as a child also painted wrote poetry, was born in small family which converted to christianity from judaism. As a composer he preferred looking back, rather than forward: his main examples were Bach, Handel and Mozart. It was Mendelssohn who retrieved Bach from oblivion and pushed for a revival of his music, which still lasts today. One century after its premier, Mendelsson performed the St Matthew Passion for the second time ever, in 1829.
Three years, earlier, on his 17th, he had already composed his masterfully overture A midsummer night's dream op. 21, based on Shakespeare's play. Today, it is still considered as one of the absolute masterpieces in all of the orchestra reperoire. His Violin Concerto op. 64 belongs to the most beautiful works of the 19th century as well. During his travels through Europe, he wrote his brilliant Italian Symphony, Scottish Symphony and the overture The Hebrides.
Although Mendelssohn had a prosperous career, his weak physique made him emotionally vulnerable. The death of his favourite sister Fanny became fatal: Mendelssohn died in the same year, at the age of 38.
Lamsma made a great impression, with here meaty, romantic tone, not afraid of a glissando more or less.
De Volkskrant, 03-8-2016
NRCWEEKEND - 7 & 8 May
["]..Delicious chamber music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Janacek. The album is like a journey through the romance with Ms Lamsma topvioliste as inspiring guide."
NRC Handelsblad, 21-12-2015
["] .. The latest CD of Simone Lamsma once again proved its exceptional qualities. She can not be too carried away by the emotion of the moment, could play as easily colorful as virtuoso, basically works in one part with one pace and controlled the grand gesture as much as the almost inconspicuous change. The effect on the repertoire is very enjoyable."
"The surround recording from Challenge Classics stands out due to especially brilliant and powerful interpretations and a finely coordinated dialogue between the instruments. This is perfect harmony."
["].. Lamsma and her Latvian-American pianist Robert Kulek,who livesin the Netherlands, prove in united efforts their mastery give the music all they have got, keeping the overview and nowhere becoming sentimental."
Klassieke Zaken, 01-12-2015
["].. Lamsma is an extremely talented violinist, with impressive technology and a great poetic power. ... Her game has a naturalness in perfection and control which make you forget the efforts of the musician. This could result for the listener full concentration on the music. "
Friesch Dagblad, 19-11-2015
5 paged article!
AVROTROS website, 02-11-2015
Radio 4 Cd of the Week
Radio 4 CD van de Week, 26-10-2015
["]..The resilience is heartwarming and every note will get a clear interpretation."
["]..We have here the debut recording of the Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma. One doesn’t need to listen long to become totally convinced that we have here another top class violinist from The Netherlands."
HR audio, 06-10-2015
[''].. She's simply "An example of musical honesty and superior taste." "
Klassieke Zaken, 01-10-2015
Klassieke Zaken, 01-10-2015
Announcement Brahms Violin Concerto Zaterdagmiddag Matinee
De Volkskrant, 17-9-2015