Mendelssohn: Paulus

Mendelssohn: Paulus

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe

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The veteran Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe has more than a hundred recordings to his name. In the music of the early German romantics, he excels with accounts that are rigorous, probing and closely attuned to poetic atmospheres. Mendelssohn’s Paulus (St Paul) is a fascinating, multifaceted oratorio that tells its story with an unfailing flow of imagination; Herreweghe is a superb advocate for this often misunderstood work, with the baritone Matthias Goerne a matchless Paulus. The whole cast is impressive - Melanie Diener, Annette Markert, James Taylor - alongside La Chapelle Royale, the Collegium Vocale Gent and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées. read more