A box set of the biblical oratorios of Felix Mendelssohn
In 1829 Felix Mendelssohn established himself as a major figure in the effort to revive interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach by organizing a performance of Bach's BWV 244 setting of the Passion text from the Gospel of Matthew, composed in 1727.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Hats off to the Mendelssohn Choir for tackling Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
In August of 1819, Anton Schindler, Beethoven's friend, visited the composer one afternoon to find a typical late Beethovian scene.
Wed May 15, 2013
Sir Andrew Davis on Elijah
George Bernard Shaw slammed it as "despicable oratorio-mongering" and the "prostitution of Mendelssohn's great genius to this lust for threatening and vengeance, doom and wrath". George Bernard Shaw slammed it as \"despicable oratorio-mongering\" and the \"prostitution of Mendelssohn's great genius to this lust for threatening and vengeance, doom ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
Frankly Music wraps up season with Mendelssohn, more
But that doesn't cover a chamber orchestra's breadth of repertoire, from baroque to modern pieces, nor the kind of nuanced playing and ensemble communication that Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond and a number of his MSO colleagues brought to chamber orchestra repertoire for Monday evening's Frankly Music program.
Bangor Daily News
Highlands Classical Trio Benefit Concert
The Maine Highlands Classical Trio will perform at the Congregational Church in Dover-Foxcroft on Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. to benefit the church's fuel assistance fund.
Sat May 11, 2013
What Gustavo Dudamel can teach us about Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn
It is a known fact that no conductor can ever interpret/perform a work precisely the way a composer imagined it.
Wed May 08, 2013
5 Questions with the Daedalus Quartet
The Daedalus Quartet returns to Charleston Saturday for a concert sponsored by the Charleston Chamber Music Society.
Tue May 07, 2013
An 'Elijah' with unity and fervor at Williams College
The oratorio is full of dramatic effects -- not just the crowd's cries to the false gods of Baal, but also the more contemplative moments such as the prophet's sorrowing aria "It Is Enough." An unadorned concert performance can conjure up movie-like images of the story from famine and lamentation at the start to the final rejoicing in the Lord.
Mon May 06, 2013
Voices join forces for King Center show
Under Dr. Robert Lamb's direction, 180 members of the Brevard Community Chorus, Brevard Choral and the Brevard Community College Concert Choir join forces in "Elijah," the Mendelssohn oratorio about the Old Testament prophet.
Sun May 05, 2013
Springfield Symphony's final candidate to conduct concert
Orchestral whimsy and theatrical thrills -- including the bite of a particularly nasty shark -- top this week's entertainment bill.
Thu May 02, 2013
Washburn marks semester's end with 'Elijah'
Baritone Lee Snook, director of the vocal division at Washburn University, will sing the title role of Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah" when major segments of it are performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday in White Concert Hall at the President's Concert featuring the Washburn Symphony Orchestra and Combined Chorus.
Wed May 01, 2013
Nashville Symphony presents Mendelssohn's 'Elijah'
As a part of the SunTrust Classical Series, the Nashville Symphony will present Mendelssohn 's ' Elijah ' at the Schermerhorn, performing from May 9-11, 2013.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Sat Apr 27, 2013
DanceVision brings a ballet 'Dream' to life
Risa Gary Kaplowitz knows something about dreams. Years ago, Kaplowitz and Susan Jaffe had the idea for a dance company targeted to the young people of Central Jersey.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Mendelssohn Oratorio: 'Elijah' rises again in song
"Elijah" is in the air, and not just because God has taken the prophet up to heaven in a whirlwind.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Out and About: Top 10 things to do
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Anne-Sophie Mutter, her protgs to present essential Vivaldi
"The queen of violin" Anne-Sophie Mutter will be in Korea on June 14 with a troupe of her protgs to show off the essence of violin virtuosity.