Choral Performance CDs
Elijah (German) (Naxos, cond. Markl) - Performance 2CDs
Mendelssohn: Elias (Elijah)
NB: Sung in German
Mendelssohn’s magnificent oratorio Elijah brings to life the tumultuous times and personal drama of the Biblical prophet in a sweeping series of recitatives, arias and choruses in which the composer’s Romantic genius drew deeply from the wellsprings of Bach and Handel.
In this new recording (sung in German) Jun Märkl, one of the most notable conductors of his generation, leads an outstanding cast of soloists headed by Ralf Lukas, and Germany’s longest-standing radio symphony orchestra and its acclaimed choir.
Ruth Ziesak, Claudia Mahnke, Christoph Genz, Ralf Lukas, Luise Muller
Central German Radio Choir (chorusmaster: Howard Arman) & Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jun Markl