Mendelssohn: Symphony Nº 2, ‘Lobgesang’ – Live Concert HD

Mendelssohn composed this symphony-cantata for orchestra and chorus in response to a commission from the organisers of the 1840 celebrations commemorating the 400th anniversary of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. Its title “Lobgesang” which you can translate variously as “Hymn of Praise” or “Song of Praise” reflects its hybrid structure of three movements scored…

Sunday Concert: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, conducted by Ann Howard Jones – YouTube

Musicians from the Boston University College of Fine Arts returned to Boston’s historic Symphony Hall to perform Mendelssohn’s masterpiece Elijah. The concert features the BU Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus, conductor Ann Howard Jones, soprano Liz Baldwin, mezzo-soprano Penelope Bitzas, tenor Martin Bakari, baritone James Demler, and soprano Kira Winter singing the role of The…

Sunday Concert: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847): Violin Concerto in E Minor Op 64 — Frank-Michel Erben, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

"I should like to write a violin concerto for you next winter. One in E minor runs through my head, the beginning of which gives me no peace." In 1835 Mendelssohn was appointed principal conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and named childhood friend and musical collaborator the violinist Ferdinand David as the orchestra’s concertmaster.…

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Veni Domine – YouTube

The boys of the Tölzer Knabenchor (Tölz Boys’ Choir) directed by Christopher Spallek singing Mendelssohn’s ‘Veni Domine’ at a concert given on June 25th 2012 in the Kurhaus Bad Tölz – it’s an excellent live performance which although it won’t knock the Esconania de Montserrat’s rendition from my list of favourites I nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed.…