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Mendelssohn: Sacred Works / Rilling

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Release Date: 05/04/2018 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 17082  
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christine SchäferMichael SchadeCornelia KallischWolfgang Schöne,   ... 
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach CollegiumGächinger Kantorei StuttgartCzech Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s oratorio Elias Op. 70 was premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. It depicts the life of the prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. While it was composed in the spirit of Mendelssohn’s Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral color clearly reflects Mendelssohn’s own genius as an early Romantic composer. Paulus Op. 36, written a decade earlier, was a popular work during Mendelssohn’s lifetime, but failed to maintain its stature in comparison to his other oratorios and the oratorios of Handel and Bach. These two sacred works, alongside Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 and “Lobgesang” Op. 52, are presented on this magnanimous release by Read more world-renowned conductor Hellmuth Rilling and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and Gachinger Kantorei. A brilliant interpreter of Mendelssohn, Rilling works beautifully here with the members of the ensembles as well as the oratorio soloists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Elijah, Op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Michael Schade (Tenor), Cornelia Kallisch (Alto),
Wolfgang Schöne (Bass)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Language: German 
2.
Saint Paul, Op. 36 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Michael Schade (Tenor), Cornelia Kallisch (Alto),
Wolfgang Schöne (Bass)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Language: German 
3.
Psalm 98, Op. 91 "Singet dem Herrn": Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Morten Ernst Lassen (Baritone), Thomas Michael Allen (Tenor), Marlis Petersen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
4.
Psalm 98, Op. 91 "Singet dem Herrn": Der Herr lasst sein Heil verkundigen by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Morten Ernst Lassen (Baritone), Thomas Michael Allen (Tenor), Marlis Petersen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
5.
Psalm 98, Op. 91 "Singet dem Herrn": Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Weit by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Morten Ernst Lassen (Baritone), Thomas Michael Allen (Tenor), Marlis Petersen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
6.
Psalm 98, Op. 91 "Singet dem Herrn": Er wird den Erdkreis richten mit Gerechtigkeit by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Morten Ernst Lassen (Baritone), Thomas Michael Allen (Tenor), Marlis Petersen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
7.
Psalm 115, Op. 31 "Nicht unserm Namen, Herr" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Morten Ernst Lassen (Baritone), Alexandra Paulmichl (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Michael Allen (Tenor),
Marlis Petersen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8.
Psalm 114, Op. 51 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Michael Schade (Tenor), Cornelia Kallisch (Alto),
Wolfgang Schöne (Bass)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
9.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Wie der Hirsch schreit by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
10.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Meine Seele by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
11.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Meine Tranen sind by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
12.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Denn ich wollte by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
13.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Was betrübst du by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
14.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Mein Gott, betrubt ist by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
15.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Der Herr hat des Tages by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
16.
Psalm 42, Op. 42 "Wie der Hirsch schreit": Warum betrubst du dich by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Thomas Mehnert (Bass), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
17.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Michaela Kaune (Soprano), Norine Burgess (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 

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 Mendelssohn Sacred Work June 19, 2018 By Ken A. (Yorktown Heights, NY) See All My Reviews "This Box Set takes three of Mendelssohn's greatest choral works and puts them in a stylistically accurate way. This title is great for fans of Mendelssohn's works." Report Abuse
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