Symphony No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 2 'Lobgesang'

Musikkollegium Winterthur / Douglas Boyd

MDG 9011857 - 0760623185767

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Mendelssohn must have held his symphony-cantata Lobgesang in particularly high regard. It was printed as his second symphony, following the publication of his first symphony, but at a time when his Italian Symphony and Reformation Symphony had already been composed. Shortly after its publication the work was performed to great acclaim in Winterthur – which means that this new recording by the Musikkollegium Winterthur stands in the best tradition. Led by its principal conductor Douglas Boyd, the Winterthur symphonic cycle on MDG reaches its magnificent culmination.


The Musikkollegium is joined by a top trio formed by the soloists Lisa Larsson, Malin Hartelius, and Jörg Dürmüller. Just listen to the captivating soprano duet “Hüter, ist die Nacht bald hin?” After what feels like infinity, Lisa Larsson’s angelic soprano answers with “Die Nacht ist vergangen!” 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 1 Sinfonia. Maestoso con moto – Allegro
    11:48
  • 2
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 1 Sinfonia. Allegretto un poco agitato
    05:43
  • 3
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 1Sinfonia. Adagio religioso
    06:21
  • 4
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 2 [Chor]: Allegro moderato maestoso – Animato „Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn!“
    04:34
  • 5
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 2 [Chor]: Molto più moderato ma con fuoco „Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele“
    02:12
  • 6
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 3 Recitativo „Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid durch den Herrn“
    00:47
  • 7
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 3 Allegro moderato „Er zählet unsre Tränen in der Zeit der Not“
    02:09
  • 8
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 4 Chor: A tempo moderato „Saget es, die ihr erlöset seid“
    01:50
  • 9
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 5 [Duett mit Chor] Andante „Ich harrete des Herrn“
    04:45
  • 10
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 6 [Arie Tenor] Allegro un poco agitato „Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen“
    01:58
  • 11
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 6 [Arie Tenor] Allegro assai agitato „Wir riefen in der Finsternis“
    02:16
  • 12
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 7 [Chor] Allegro maestoso e molto vivace „Die Nacht ist vergangen“
    04:15
  • 13
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 8 Choral Andante con moto „Nun danket alle Gott“
    04:05
  • 14
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 9 [Duett] Andante sostenuto assai „Drum sing’ ich mit meinem Liede“
    04:26
  • 15
    Symphony No. 2 Lobgesang op. 52
    Nr. 10. Schlusschor Allegro non troppo „Ihr Völker, bringet her dem Herrn Ehre und Macht!“
    05:33