Mendelssohn: "Elijah" op. 70
Elijah is regarded as a milestone in Mendelssohn’s compositional output and as a high point in the oratorio literature of the 19th century.
Elijah, Mendelssohn’s second great oratorio, was composed just a year before his premature death.
This excitingly dramatic work also expresses a fervent belief in God, a belief which in the 19th century was no longer self-evident.
Mendelssohn transposed the visible world of the Old Testament into numerous musical expressive possibilities in which Old Testament texts, including psalm texts and commentaries from the words of the Prophets, were shaped into biblical dramas.
With Elijah Frieder Bernius continues the prizewinning CD series of Mendelssohn’s complete sacred works.
soprano: Letizia Scherrer
soprano: Sarah Wegener
alto: Renée Morloc
tenor: Werner Güra
bass: Michael Volle
Klassische Philharmonie Stuttgart
Frieder Bernius, conductor
Digital Recording: 2007
CD STEREO/ SACD STEREO
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