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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur - Mendelssohn: Elias (1993)

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur - Mendelssohn: Elias (1993)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur - Mendelssohn: Elias (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:49:17 | 527 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog: 73131

Mendelssohn's Elijah is a work that definitely stands among the ranks of phenomenal oratorios. This is a tremendous performance where the chorus and conductor seem to have achieved an ideal rapport with the Israel Philharmonic. This recording presents a wonderfully fresh, dramatic exposition of an old favorite that makes it sound new-minted. It's lithe, lean and classically mean. It propels itself along at quite a lick - sometimes considerably faster than Mendelssohn's often surprisingly slow metronome marks. Pauses between movements are kept to a bare minimum, so that the momentum is not lost…Masur's generally speedy traversal is however not an unmixed blessing.