Daring Mendelssohn from Andrew Litton

Listen to a clip from Symphony No. 2 here

Symphony No. 2 (Lobgesang)
Judith Howarth (soprano), Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano), Christoph Prégardien (tenor); KorVest; Danish National Vocal Ensemble; Bergen Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra/Andrew Litton
BIS SACD-1704 (hybrid CD/SACD)   63:05 mins

‘Litton is daring in his occasional flouting of the composer’s instructions and makes much of the magical moment where the watchman’s ‘Will the night soon pass?’ is answered by the soprano in the affirmative.’ Roger Nichols

A full review plus star ratings will be published in our August ‘09 issue

Audio clip: Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 – Ich harrete des Herrn

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