Could the new year get off to a more heavenly start than with this Mendelssohn mix? The one responsible for the rediscovery of Bach himself deserves a place in history, and the Flemish Radio Choir is thus pleased to showcase this unique composer.
Chief conductor Hervé Niquet, a specialist in the early Romantic repertoire, made the selection for this programme based on works that are anchored in the collective memory – or ought to be. In the last season, he recorded these pearls with the choir and will now perform them live in Flanders.
Mendelssohn was one of the most active composers of choral music in his day. Moreover, he was a genuine pioneer in writing a great deal of a capella music, far from the compositions for large orchestra with choir that his colleagues were writing. His liturgical music continues to speak to us today – no wonder that his Three Psalms, for example, are part of the basic repertoire of many amateur choirs.
The CD 'Mendelssohn Motets & Piano Trio No. 2' with the repertoire from this programme is available at EPR (more info)
- Felix Mendelssohn – Die deutsche Liturgie
- Felix Mendelssohn – Klaviertrio Nr. 2 in c-Moll, op. 66
- Felix Mendelssohn – Drei Psalmen, op. 78
- Felix Mendelssohn – Kirchenmusik, op. 23: III. Mitten wir in Leben sind
- Felix Mendelssohn – Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier D-Dur, op. 58: Adagio
- Felix Mendelssohn – Drei Motetten, op. 69: II. Jauchzet Dem Herrn, All Welt