Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 'Lobgesang' (Christian Elsner/ Mojca Erdmann/ Ruth Ziesak) (Naxos: 8.572294)
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Hot on the heels of October's release of Elijah, comes a new recording of Mendelssohn's opulent Symphony No. 2 'Lobgesang'. Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, and Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, Jun Markl is one of the most notable conductors of his generation. Mendelssohn's immense Symphony No. 2, enjoyed great success following its 1840 premiere in Leipzig. Using texts from the Lutheran Bible, he created a stirring symphonic cantata in which the whole world unites in a triumphant song to the Heavenly Father. Jun Markl, whose Naxos recordings have gained high praise, leads an outstanding line-up of artists in this thrilling performance. Soloists include Ruth Ziesak, Mojca Erdmann and Christian Elsner whose previous Naxos recordings have been highly praised."Ziesak has a very pleasing light soprano" Classics Today on 8.557900-01 Mozart: Complete Songs.
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