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Mendelssohn: Elias / Herreweghe, Chapelle Royale


Release Date: 10/24/1995 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901463   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Petteri SalomaaMonica GroopJohn Mark AinsleySoile Isokoski
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium VocaleChamps-Élysées OrchestraLa Chapelle Royale Paris
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Herreweghe [has a] lean, lithe way with the score... If you want to experience the work at its most compelling, and can bear with the original German text, try...the intimate Herreweghe.

-- Gramophone [1/1996]

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...I have also enjoyed Philippe Herreweghe’s version of Elijah on period instruments with La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent and Orch. des Champs Elysées. Using a German text this recording from Metz in 1993 has a pleasing cast of soloists.

-- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
...Herreweghe [has a] lean, lithe way with the score... If you want to experience the work at its most compelling, and can bear with the original German text, try...the intimate Herreweghe.

-- Gramophone [1/1996]

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...I have also enjoyed Philippe Herreweghe’s version of Elijah on period instruments with La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent and Orch. des Champs Elysées. Using a German text this recording from Metz in 1993 has a pleasing cast of soloists.

-- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Elijah, Op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Petteri Salomaa (Bass), Monica Groop (Mezzo Soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor),
Soile Isokoski (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra,  La Chapelle Royale Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  The Arsenal, Metz, France 
Length: 127 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 

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