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Presented by Catherine Bott.

Philippe Herreweghe conducts Mendelssohn's powerful and dramatic re-telling of the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Mendelssohn built on the English oratorio tradition created by Handel and Haydn, and from its first performance Elijah has held its own place in that repertoire. Sung in German by the forces of Netherlands Radio, this performance celebrates the bicentenary of the composer's birth, with music which remains as fresh and exciting to sing and hear as when it was first written.

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Soile Isokoski (soprano)
Christianne Stotijn (contralto)
Christoph Strehl (tenor)
Michael Nagy (bass)
Netherlands Radio Chorus
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Philippe Herreweghe (conductor).

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2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Wed 23 Dec 2009 19:00