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Mendelssohn: Paulus / Rilling, Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart

Mendelssohn-bartholdy / Bach-collegium
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98016   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei StuttgartCzech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Helmuth Rilling has recorded numerous large oratorios in the past decades, always working with outstanding singers and well-known ensembles. He recorded Mendelssohn's "Paulus" together with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, who is internationally celebrated for their gentle, homogeneous sound.

Mendelssohn's oratorio "Paulus" spread throughout Europe soon after its premiere in the 19th century and today belongs to his most frequently played works. The work has a certain operatic and dramatic quality which contributes to the tension on emotional and spiritual level. And it is exactly these qualities that are reflected in the expressive temperament of Helmuth Rilling, so that this recording brings together a
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Works on This Recording

Saint Paul, Op. 36 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent recording ! December 20, 2015 By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA) See All My Reviews "This is for me an unknown oratorio. I bought it to hear as I will be singing in a performance of it in the Spring of 2016. It is very well sung by all soloists and the chorus. Although it seems to have an over abundance of recitative to move the story along it is a work of great merit. The orchestra and chorus have many wonderful dramatic and subtle moments that are of great and wonderful effect and the soloists present well defined characterizations. This is well worth adding to one's collection." Report Abuse
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