Notes & Reviews:
Chandos is pleased to announce the return of Mendelssohn's 'Paulus' to the Chandos catalogue. It comes in attractive new packaging at mid-price and is timed to coincide with the composer's anniversary celebrations. The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales are conducted by Richard Hickox with Susan Gritton, Jean Rigby, Barry Banks and Peter Coleman-Wright as the soloists. 'Cathedral Music' commented on the initial release, "Another superb performance from Hickox, who gets a quartet of tremendous soloists and a first rate orchestra and chorus One of this year's musts".
BBC Music Magazine
Composed in the wake of (and influenced by) Mendelssohn's epoch-making performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion, Paulus is an impressive work whose punchy choruses bring out the best in Hickox.
Personnel: Susan Gritton (soprano); Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano); Barry Banks (tenor); Peter Coleman-Wright (bass voice).
Recording information: St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales (05/05/2000).
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Works DetailsMendelssohn, Felix : How lovely are the messengers
- Running Time: 107 min. 36 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 04/18/1836