Mendelssohn’s Paulus performed by La Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale

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COMPOSERS: Mendelssohn
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Mendelssohn
WORKS: Paulus
PERFORMER: Soloists; La Chapelle Royale; Collegium Vocale; Orchestre de Champs-Elysées/Philippe Herreweghe
CATALOGUE NO: HMY 2921584-85 (1996)

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Matthias Goerne’s noble Paulus is the standout in Herreweghe’s scrupulously nuanced, broadly conceived, and warmly delivered account of an oratorio perennially overshadowed by its better-known sibling Elijah.

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Paul Riley