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Felix Mendelssohn: Magnificat - Adolph Seidel (bass); Andrea Brown (soprano); Maria Bernius (soprano); Michael Volle (bass); Monica Groop (alto);...
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  1. Magnificat for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major
  2. Jesu, meine Freude, chorale cantata for chorus & strings in E minor
  3. Tu es Petrus, for 5 voices & orchestra in A major, Op. 111
  4. Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, chorale cantata for chorus & orchestra in D minor
  5. Gloria for soloists, chorus & orchestra in E flat major
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Even Mendelssohn's admirers might be confused by the identity of the composer of these sacred choral works. There are hints of Bach's triumphalism in the opening Magnificat and more than hints of Handel's imperialism in the closing Gloria. Careful listening, though, will reveal the composer's true identity in the expressive elegance of the solo arias, the restrained power of the choruses, the calibrated strength of the scoring, and the slight chromatic inflections of the harmonies. All these qualities are wholly ...

Felix Mendelssohn: Magnificat 2009, Carus

UPC: 409350832161


Felix Mendelssohn: Magnificat 2009, Carus

UPC: 4009350832169