This landmark recording from the TSO and their Chief Conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing is a must-have for all who love sparkling orchestral music that moves the heart.
A superbly presented 4-disc set includes all five mature symphonies by Felix Mendelssohn, plus a bonus DVD including footage of the recording sessions and fascinating insights into the music through interviews with the conductor.
Mendelssohn’s only ‘choral’ symphony (No.2) features performances from some of Australia’s finest soloists and choral ensembles. This set is a perfect gift for anyone building a serious music collection, or for anyone who loves gorgeous music beautifully played!
‘Mendelssohn Down Under’
A journey inside Mendelssohn’s Scottish symphony with Chief Conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing, offering a conductor’s-eye view of the recording process and revealing the breadth and depth of the composer’s genius. With a portrait and interview of Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Symphony No. 5 in D major, ‘Reformation’
Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, ‘Lobgesang’ (Song of Praise)
Sara Macliver, Elena Xanthoudakis sopranos
Jaewoo Kim tenor, TSO Chorus, Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, ‘Scottish’
Symphony No. 4 in A major, ‘Italian’
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing