Mendelssohn Lobgesang with Gewandhaus Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 52, “Lobgesang”
Psalm 42, Wie der Hirsch Schreit. Op. 42
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor
15 September Leipzig
16 September Leipzig
Mendelssohn describes Psalm 42 as his “very best sacred composition”, an enthusiastic response from a composer who was usually such a severe self-critic. Composed during his time in Leipzig, Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony “Lobgesang” takes the hybrid form of a Symphony-Cantata, blending secular and sacred styles with this stirring work that takes the audience on a spiritual journey to enlightenment.