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Mendelssohn: Elias, oratorio / Christine Schafer, Cornelia Kallisch, Michael Schade, Wolfgang Schone. Rilling

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The German music journal Fono Forum said of Rilling's Elias, "Helmuth Rilling realizes the stylistic span of the choirs from an ascetic a cappella to an impressionistic coloration, an almost Brahmsian Sentiment, and even up to a dramatic intensity. The orchestra is their equal. High-caliber soloists are thoroughly convincing."

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Rilling, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, established a fine reputation with his Bach performances. This is very much a concert performance - incisive and dramatic. This is a fine job. SchSfer and Schade do well with their lyric voices. The GSchinger Kantorei is first rate, and the orchestra is fine as well. In short, this is a fine recording if you want the piece in German.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2013
Rilling's 1994 German-language performance is clean-edged though somewhat distanced by the sound quality.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Christine Schäfer (soprano); Michael Schade (tenor); Wolfgang Schone (baritone).

Recording information: Hegelsaal, Liederhalle Stuttgart (09/03/1994-09/07/1994).


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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Ensemble: Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart
  • Notes: Hegelsaal, Liederhalle Stuttgart (09/03/1994-09/07/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/11/1846