For his latest Deutsche Grammophon album, Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki explores a pair of early Romantic masterpieces: Mendelssohn’s Piano Concertos in G minor and D minor, in which he is accompanied by the internationally acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra of New York. This elite group of players are unusual in that they rehearse and perform without a conductor. He complements the two concertos with a selection of some of Mendelssohn’s most brilliant pieces for solo piano: the Variations sérieuses
, the Rondo capriccioso
and the “Venetian Boat Song” from the Songs without Words
. Now available.