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Mendelssohn - Paulus

£24.99

Product description

Mendelssohn’s massive oratorio Paulus (1836) is based on the story of Saul, the zealous Pharisee who, after a dramatic encounter with the risen Christ, turns from a fanatical enemy of Christians into the most influential apologist of the Christian faith. Using the New Testament, particularly the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles as sources, Mendelssohn wrote his own version of Paul's story.
While the influence of Bach and Handel are at once evident in Mendelssohn’s score, Paulus is by no means a replica of the Baroque oratorio. Mendelssohn expressed his ideas with great contrapuntal facility and clarity, with a technical competence rivalling the expertise of the great Baroque masters, but his counterpoint is fresh and original, and the writing fluent and elegant.

Both cds, case and inserts all in excellent condition, no visible flaws.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Helmuth Rilling
Catalogue number:
99953/3-4
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Brilliant Classics
Tracks:
45

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Mendelssohn’s massive oratorio Paulus (1836) is based on the story of Saul, the zealous Pharisee who, after a dramatic encounter with the risen Christ, turns from a fanatical enemy of Christians into the most influential apologist of the Christian faith. Using the New Testament, particularly the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles as sources, Mendelssohn wrote his own version of Paul's story.
While the influence of Bach and Handel are at once evident in Mendelssohn’s score, Paulus is by no means a replica of the Baroque oratorio. Mendelssohn expressed his ideas with great contrapuntal facility and clarity, with a technical competence rivalling the expertise of the great Baroque masters, but his counterpoint is fresh and original, and the writing fluent and elegant.

Both cds, case and inserts all in excellent condition, no visible flaws.

Band/artist(s):
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Helmuth Rilling
Catalogue number:
99953/3-4
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Brilliant Classics
Tracks:
45

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