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Mendelssohn: Elijah, oratorio / Marlis Petersen, soprano; RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This new release is an outstanding recording of Felix Mendelssohn's Elias. This work was recorded live at Konzerthaus Berlin in July of 2015. Soloists featured include soprano Marlis Petersen, mezzo-soprano Lioba Braun, tenor Maximilian Schmitt, and baritone Thomas Oliemans.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2016
Perhaps Rademann is less concerned than Herreweghe to pull out the many felicities of Mendelssohn's original orchestration - trombones play a largely supporting role in the big choruses - but he is more prepared to cultivate legato phrases, which impart to the concerted vocal numbers a flow as smooth as the brook of Kidron itself.

MusicWeb International, 3rd June 2016
A compelling account of Elias that tells the story vividly and confirms the true stature of the work.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthaus Berlin (07/2015).


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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
  • Performers: Lioba Braun (Alto); Thomas Oliemans (Baritone); Marlis Petersen (Soprano); Maximilian Schmitt
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Ensemble: RIAS Kammerchor
  • Running Time: 51 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/11/1846
  • Studio/Live: Live