Notes & Reviews:
Setting Sophocles's iconic tragedy to music was a fairly easy matter for Mendelssohn, his perfect knowledge of Ancient Greek making strict adherence to the classical meters no compositional obstacle for him. The recording is based on a text version which impressively elucidates Mendelssohn's approach to the dramatic genre.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Main Auditorium, New Gewandhaus, Leipzig (01/11/2009).
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Works DetailsMendelssohn, Felix : Antigone, incidental music, Op. 55
- Conductor: Märkl, Jun
- Ensemble: MDR Leipzig SO and Radio Choir
- Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 10/10/1841
Sound, Recorded : Applause
- Period Time: Medieval