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Mendelssohn: Church Music Vol 8 - Magnificat, Gloria, etc

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Magnificat in D major
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Jesu, meine Freude
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Tu es Petrus, Op. 111
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Wir glauben all' an einen Gott
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Gloria
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This recording of Mendelssohn's 'Magnificat' is the eighth volume in Carus' 'Church Music Series'. The stellar cast of soloists is accompanied by one of the world's leading chamber orchestras. Sung in German, the full text is included as well as an English translation.

"There are truly some gems to be mined here, starting with the two pieces that take up most of the disc, the 'Magnificat' and 'Gloria', from 'Vespers' and Mass of the Roman rite respectively, chosen by the then 13-year old to demonstrate his prowess in contrapuntal skill. And what skill there is!... Mendelssohn’s management of the orchestral resources is astonishing for one so young, as is the splendid choral work... Standards remain very high in this series, and I find this to be one of the most satisfying yet. SACD sound is exemplary, the performances matching the technology every inch of the way." -Audiophile Audition

BBC Music Magazine
The performances throughout are first-class, with Andrea Brown a radiant soprano, and chorus and orchestra both full of life and energy...

Gramophone Magazine
The use of trumpets and timpani in both works but especially in the Magnificat is thrilling, and is superbly performed here, with bite and thrust bringing out the fact that even at 13 the boy was not just writing pastiche but was beginning to develop a style of his own.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Magnificat in D major
  • Performers: Andrea Brown (Soprano); Monica Groop (Mezzo Soprano); Werner Güra (Tenor); Michael Volle (Baritone)
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1822

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Jesu, meine Freude
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1828

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Tu es Petrus, Op. 111
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1827

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Wir glauben all' an einen Gott
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1831

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Gloria
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1822