Mendelssohn: Elijah (Complete Oratorio in English)

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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Elijah (Complete Oratorio in English)
Gwyneth Jones, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir / New Philharmonia / Rafael Frubeck de Burgos

[ Warner Classics / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 12 November 2004

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"this a memorable and enjoyable set, very well recorded and spaciously and realistically transferred to CD."
*** Three Stars (Penguin Stereo Guide)

"Fruhbeck proves an excellent Mendelssohnian, neitehr a callous driver nor a romantic meanderer...the glorious singig of Dame Janet Baker, dominant whether in hushed intensity or commanding fortissimo, make this a memorable and enjoyable set, very well recorded and spaciously and realistically transferred to CD." *** Three Stars (Penguin Stereo Guide)

A year before Mendelssohn's death, he was commissioned to write a work for the 1846 Birmingham Music Festival. With its lovely solos and superb choral writing, Elijah was an immediate success, and it has been a favourite with choral societies throughout the world ever since. This recording set the benchmark from its first issue in 1968.