CD of the Month – September

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in this month’s top choice. They bring us excellent live accounts of the five symphonies of Mendelssohn.

These are not traditional accounts of the Mendelssohn symphonies. Nézet-Séguin takes a fresh look at these works and gets a lean sound from the orchestra. Indeed Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe play the music as the composer intended it to be played, seeking meaning and relevance within the scores.

If you are seeking a complete set of the symphonies then this is unbeatable.