Mendelssohn Lobgesang with Gewandhaus Orchestra 2016

Mendelssohn Lobgesang with Gewandhaus Orchestra

Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 52, “Lobgesang
Psalm 42, Wie der Hirsch Schreit. Op. 42

Monteverdi Choir
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Andrew Manze
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

Lucy Crowe
Jurgita Adamonyte
Michael Spyres

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.