Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mendelssohn Psalmen — Verleih uns Frieden Gnädiglich
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:07 min | 271 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017
Hardly any other composer of his era was as deeply rooted in the German and European choral traditions as Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Strongly influenced by the art of Johann Sebastian Bach, which he had encountered in the Berlin Singakademie under his teacher Carl Friedrich Zelter, the young composer wrote a series of eight chorale cantatas, including Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich (Give us Thy blessed peace, 1831) - a short prayer for choir and orchestra set to words by Martin Luther. Mendelssohn's five wide-ranging and large-scale psalm settings became even more famous, and three of them can be heard here.