John Eliot Gardiner conducts Brahms and Mendelssohn

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Brahms and Mendelssohn

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir, Lucy Crowe, Ann Hallenberg, Werner Güra

  • Johannes Brahms
    Schicksalslied, op. 54

    Monteverdi Choir

  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, op. 52 “Hymn of Praise”

    Lucy Crowe soprano, Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano, Werner Güra tenor, Monteverdi Choir

John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir present two key choral works from the Romantic period. During this era, spiritual music was intended to edify. Johannes Brahms does that in his dramatic Schicksalslied by reinterpreting Hölderlin’s resigned text with an optimistic epilogue. Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony, on the other hand, shows the way from darkness into the radiant vision of a better world with melodious choruses, duets and arias.

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