Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Canterbury Choral Society (Mezzo Soloist)

Jonathan De Vries, conductor

Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn’s 1846 oratorio Elijah was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. Champion of Handel’s and Bach’s oratorios, Mendelssohn created a work that combined the best of older traditions with Mendelssohn’s own compositional and artistic innovations. Inspired by Handel’s Messiah – to which it was often compared – it exemplifies lush and intense mid-nineteenth century Romanticism.

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