Mendelssohn: Symphony No 2 "Lobgesang" / Markl, Ziesak, Erdmann, Elsner

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Composed to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press and taking Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as his model, Felix Mendelssohn’s immense Symphony No. 2, sub-titled ‘Hymn of Praise’, enjoyed great success following its 1840 première in Leipzig. Using texts from the Lutheran Bible, he created a stirring symphonic cantata in which the whole world unites in a triumphant song to the Heavenly Father. Jun Märkl, whose Naxos recordings have gained high praise, leads an outstanding line-up of artists in this thrilling performance.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: 8572294


  • UPC: 747313229475


  • Label: Naxos


  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn


  • Conductor: Jun Märkl


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: MDR Radio Choir, MDR Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Christian Elsner, Mojca Erdmann, Ruth Ziesak