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Mendelssohn: Paulus ()

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Paulus, Mendelssohn's two-hour oratorio, is rarely performed today, but during his lifetime it was his most popular work. Elijah is a richer and more musically mature work, and it has a more inherently dramatic story, so it's not surprising that it has eclipsed Paulus' popularity. Paulus demonstrates Mendelssohn admiration for the Passions of Bach and the oratorios of Handel, and also his indebtedness to the conventions of those pieces, particularly in the recitatives and in the contrapuntal rigor of some of the choruses. ...

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Mendelssohn: Paulus
2007, Carus

UPC: 409350832147

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