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

Total Playing Time: 01:13:24

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