Mendelssohn: Elijah

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About the Album

Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is a perennially underrated composer who finally may be coming to greater appreciation. Certainly this fine recording (in English) of a masterpiece that he believed joined the Jewish faith of his fathers with his own Protestant Christianity should not hurt his reputation.

...soprano Renee Fleming sings with beauty and limpid understanding. The Edinburgh Festival Chorus, directed by David Jones, sings with care and conviction, and Paul Daniel conducts his forces firmly.

Sarah Bryan Miller

Recording info

Release Date: October 14, 1997
Label: Decca
CD / Download: 2
ASIN: B0000042HI