The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Jan Willem de Vriend – Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” (2013) [nativeDSDmusic DSF DSD128/5.64MHz]

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Jan Willem de Vriend – Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” (2013)
DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64 MHz | Time – 01:02:32 minutes | 5,19 GB | Genre: Classical
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It is June 1840, you are in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the church where the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach was once kapellmeister. You are there to attend the premiere of a piece of music on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg. The successful composer Felix Mendelssohn will conduct his own music. Mild excitement takes hold of you; you feel that it is going to be a magnificent concert, with orchestra, choir, soloists. Finally, it starts. The trombones begin with a regal theme that resounds through the church. The orchestra takes over the theme. You are immediately swept up by, immersed in the music — an overwhelming experience.

That must certainly have been the experience of the audience at this first performance of Mendelssohn’s symphony-cantata, as he liked to describe it. That the beginning of the piece is so overawing, by the nature of the theme and scoring of wind instruments, is not something you immediately expect from a composer such as Mendelssohn. He is known more for refinement, a cultivated melancholy that is fascinating, but does not threaten to make off with you. And of course, there is the virtuosity, which never stoops to affectation and always remains functional.1 As impressive as the regal trombone theme is, other passages of Lobgesang have probably moved audiences more deeply.

Tracklist:

01 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- I. Sinfonia- Maestoso con moto Allegro
02 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- I. Sinfonia- Allegretto un poco agitato
03 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- I. Sinfonia- Adagio religioso
04 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- II. Chor-Sopran solo- Allegro moderato maestoso Animato
05 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- II. Chor-Sopran solo- Allegro di molto
06 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- II. Chor-Sopran solo- Molto pi moderato ma con fuoco
07 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- III. Tenor solo- Recitativo
08 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- III. Tenor solo- Allegro moderato
09 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- IV. Chor- A tempo moderato
10 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- V. Sopran I und II solo-Chor- Andante
11 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VI. Tenor solo- Allegro un poco agitato
12 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VI. Tenor solo- Allegro assai agitato
13 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VI. Tenor solo- Tempo I, moderato
14 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VI. Sopran- Die Nacht ist vergangen!
15 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VII. Chor- Allegro maestoso e molto vivace
16 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VIII. Choral- Andante con moto
17 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VIII. Choral- Andante con moto
18 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- VIII. Choral- Un poco piu animato
19 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- IX. Sopran solo, Tenor solo- Andante sostenuto assai
20 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- X. Schlusschor- Allegro non troppo
21 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- X. Schlusschor- Pi vivace
22 – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’- X. Schlusschor- Maestoso como!

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