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Jan Lisiecki - Mendelssohn makes Gramophone 'Recordings of the Year 2019'

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It's become a Gramophone institution, our annual Recordings of the Year. The past 12 months, or 13 issues in Gramophone's calendar, have once again brought their fair share of stunning recordings. Jan Lisiecki's effervescent DG album of the two Mendelssohn piano concertos (April) – a terrific confirmation that making him our Young Artist of the Year way back in 2013 (and he's only 24 now!) was entirely justified.

Lisiecki joined forces with the conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to release Mendelssohn on Deutsche Grammophon on February 1 2019. The album explores a pair of early Romantic masterpieces: Mendelssohn's Piano Concertos in G minor and D minor, complemented with a selection 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.