Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Pablo Heras-Casado - Mendelssohn: Symphonie No. 2 "Lobgesang" (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 61:41 minutes | 601 MB
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The „Lobgesang“ (or „Hymn of Praise“) was commissioned by the city of Leipzig from its Kapellmeister Mendelssohn to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing in 1840, and has elements of the symphony, cantata and oratorio. But, at the opposite pole from Beethoven’s Ninth, we have here a symphonic miniature in three movements, intended to act as the overture to the sung part of the work, which is twice as long. Thus this splendid „Symphony-Cantata“ expands into a sweeping vocal and choral epic.