Mendelssohn Symphony No 2, 'Lobgesang' (2017)

Mendelssohn

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Symphony No 2 in B-flat major, ‘Lobgesang’ (Hymn of Praise), Op 52 (1840)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner
London Symphony Orchestra
Lucy Crowe soprano
Jurgita Adamonyté mezzo-soprano
Michael Spyres tenor Monteverdi Choir

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London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO was formed in 1904 as London’s first self-governing orchestra and has been resident orchestra at the Barbican since 1982. Valery Gergiev became Principal Conductor in 2007 following in the footsteps of Hans Richter, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Thomas Beecham, André Previn, Claudio Abbado and Michael Tilson Thomas, among others. Sir Colin Davis had previously held the position since 1995 and from 2007 became the LSO’s first President since Leonard Bernstein. The Orchestra gives numerous concerts around the world each year, plus more performances in London than any other orchestra. It is the world’s most recorded symphony orchestra and has appeared on some of the greatest classical recordings and film soundtracks. The LSO also runs LSO Discovery, its ground-breaking education programme that is dedicated to introducing the finest music to young and old alike and lets everyone learn more from the Orchestra’s players. For more information visit lso.co.uk

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, one of the most versatile conductors of our time, is acknowledged as a key figure in the early music revival. Founder and artistic director of three ensembles – the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Orchestre R.volutionnaire et Romantique – he also appears regularly with Europe’s most important symphony orchestras, including the LSO, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Royal Concertgebouw, Czech Philharmonic, and the Orchestre National de France, as well as at the Royal Opera House (London), and La Fenice (Venice). The extent of Gardiner’s repertoire is illustrated by over 250 recordings he has made for major record companies, and by numerous international awards including Gramophone’s Special Achievement Award for live recordings of the complete church cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, released on the label Soli Deo Gloria (SDG) that he established in 2006. SDG’s catalogue now includes recordings of, among others, Bach’s St John Passion, Brandenburg Concertos, and complete Motets, a Brahms symphony cycle, and a cappella recordings with the Monteverdi Choir.

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Mendelssohn Symphony No 2, 'Lobgesang' (2017)

Mendelssohn

London Symphony Orchestra

    Classical Source -

‘The advantage of this LSO recording is that the widely spread, powerful choir is accompanied by well-detailed orchestral sound… This lucid, superbly sung account is now among my favourites of ‘Lobgesang’.

    BBC 3 Summer Record Review

‘Fine soloists!’

Andrew McGregor

    Classical CD Choice

‘A powerful and uplifting account of one of Mendelssohn’s most striking and original compositions. Highly recommend.’

Graham Williams

Mendelssohn Symphony No 2, 'Lobgesang' (2017)

Mendelssohn

London Symphony Orchestra

Editing Software: Pyramix
Mastering Engineer: Jonathan Stokes
Producer: Nicolas Parker
Recording Engineer: Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson (Classic Sound LTD)
Recording location: Barbican London
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: 128fs

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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 1 Sinfonia - Maestoso con moto
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 1 Sinfonia - Allegretto un poco agitato
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 1 Sinfonia - Adagio religioso
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 2 Allegro moderato maestoso
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 2 Molto piu moderato ma con fuoco
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 3 Recitativo
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 3 Allegro moderato
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 4 Chor. A tempo moderato
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 5 Andante
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 6 Allegro un poco agitato
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 7 Allegro maestoso e molto vivace
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 8 Choral. Andante con moto
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 8 Un poco pi? animato
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 9 Andante sostenuto assai
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Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' No. 10 Schlusschor. Allegro non troppo
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