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Assai tranquillo
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The unpublished Assai Tranquillo was composed on a journey from Düsseldorf to Leipzig on 25 July 1835. Mendelssohn wrote it as a memento for his friend and colleague Julius Rietz, a cellist who had also been Mendelssohn’s assistant Kapellmeister in Düsseldorf. The little piece was probably unfinished, as it ends with a pause on the dominant, but Mendelssohn signed it at that point and added a friendly dedication. In 1962 the piece was reproduced in facsimile by Reinhold Sietz in his article Das Stammbuch von Julius Rietz, now part of the collection Studies in the Music History of the Rhineland (published by Arno Volk, Cologne).

from notes by Susan Tomes © 1991

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55064 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-47809
Duration
2'01
Recording date
11 October 1988
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Keith Warren & Keith Wicks
Hyperion usage
  1. Mendelssohn: Complete music for cello and piano (CDA66478)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: July 1991
    Deletion date: October 2000
    Superseded by CDH55064
  2. Mendelssohn: Complete music for cello and piano (CDH55064)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2000
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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