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Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 3: Symphony No. 2 'Hymn of Praise'; Calms Sea and Prosperous Voyage - Benjamin Hulett (tenor); Julian Wilkins (organ); Mary Bevan (soprano); Sophie Bevan (soprano);...
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  1. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, overture in D major, Op. 27
  2. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major ("Lobgesang", "Hymn of Praise"), Op. 52
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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Mendelssohn in Birmingham series, with a drawing of the city's Town Hall by Mendelssohn himself on the cover, rests conceptually on the multiple visits Mendelssohn made to the city, not on actual compositional activity there. Nevertheless, the performances have carried a certain flavor of tradition. The Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 ("Hymn of Praise"), is probably the least often performed of Mendelssohn's five. Loosely modeled on Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, ...

Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 3: Symphony No. 2 'Hymn of Praise'; Calms Sea and Prosperous Voyage 2015, Chandos

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