Notes & Reviews:
Mendelssohn's Elijah is a work that definitely stands among the ranks of phenomenal oratorios. This is a tremendous performance where the chorus and conductor seem to have achieved an ideal rapport with the Israel Philharmonic. This recording presents a wonderfully fresh, dramatic exposition of an old favorite that makes it sound new-minted.
MusicWeb International, February 2013
It's lithe, lean and classically mean. It propels itself along at quite a lick - sometimes considerably faster than Mendelssohn's often surprisingly slow metronome marks. Pauses between movements are kept to a bare minimum, so that the momentum is not lost...Masur's generally speedy traversal is however not an unmixed blessing.
Personnel: Kerstin Klein, Helen Donath (soprano); Donald George (tenor); Alastair Miles (bass voice).
Recording information: Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv (01/07/1992-01/11/1992).
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Works DetailsMendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
- Conductor: Kurt Masur
- Ensemble: Isreal Philharmonic
- Notes: Frederic R. Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv (01/07/1992-01/11/1992)
- Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 08/11/1846