Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Magnificat


The continuation of the Carus Mendelssohn series: The Magnificat and Gloria, written in 1822, are Mendelssohn’s first large-scale works which he composed for reasons other than study purposes. The influence of the intense cultivation of Bach by his teacher, Carl Friedrich Zelter, and the Berlin Sing-Akademie are clearly evident, as in the later chorale cantatas. The masterful 19-voice motet, Tu es Petrus, which Mendelssohn gave his sister as a birthday present, he had planned to publish as his very first sacred work. Frieder Bernius and the Kammerchor Stuttgart present a further addition to their model, prizewinning CD series of Mendelssohn’s complete sacred works.


Compact Disc, SACD

12,5 x 14 cm, CD, digipac
EUR19,90 / copies

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5 Works Show


Frieder Bernius Personal details


Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Andrea Lauren Brown Personal details

Soloist - alto

Monica Groop Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Werner Güra Personal details


Kammerchor Stuttgart Personal details


... Dank der perfekten Ausgeglichenheit der Chor- und Solostimmen erleben wir die Chorsätze 'Magnificat', 'Jesu meine Freude', 'Tu es Petrus', 'Wir glauben all an einen Gott' und 'Gloria' in einer wunderbaren, kammermusikalischen Geschlossenheit.
pizzicato, 1/2009