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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Symphony No. 2,


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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang" (Chalker, Rivera, Cole, Seattle Symphony Chorale and Orchestra, Schwarz)

Mendelssohn wrote his Second Symphony or Lobgesang (‘Hymn of Praise’) in 1840, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Gutenberg’s invention of movable type. This symphony-cantata, as the composer termed it, is duly permeated with a rich and often jubilant spirit, and patterned after Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in its solo vocal and large choral forces. The rich orchestral palette is supplemented by thrilling and expressive vocal writing, which includes solos and duets of great beauty, and culminates in a blazing fugal ending.

Mendelssohn, Felix
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 52, "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise)
1.   I. Sinfonia: Maestoso con moto - Allegro - Maestoso con moto come I 00:11:44
2.   I. Allegretto un poco agitato - 00:06:09
3.   I. Adagio religioso 00:08:54
4.   II. Alles was Odem hat (Chorus) - Lobe den Herrn meine Seele (Soprano, Chorus) 00:08:00
5.   III. Recitative: Saget es, die ihr erlost seid - Er zahlet unsre Tranen (Tenor) 00:03:44
6.   IV. Sagt es, die ihr erloset seid (Chorus) 00:01:57
7.   V. Ich harrete des Herrn (2 Sopranos, Chorus) 00:07:03
8.   VI. Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen (Tenor) - Wir riefen in der Finsternis (Tenor) - Die Nacht ist vergangen (Soprano) 00:04:32
9.   VII. Die Nacht ist vergangen (Chorus) 00:04:54
10.   VIII. Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott (Chorus) 00:04:41
11.   IX. Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede (Soprano, Tenor) 00:05:57
12.   X. Ihr Volker! bringet her dem Herrn (Chorus) 00:05:49

Total Playing Time: 01:13:24

Mendelssohn, Felix


Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Symphony Chorale

Chalker, Margaret; Cole, Vinson; Rivera, Madeline

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571209

Barcode: 747313120970

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Physical Release: 07/2012

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