Mendelssohn - Elijah, Op.70 (Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, Ainsley, Fulgoni, Paul Daniel) 
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 567 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 455 6882 9 | TT: CD1`65:13, CD2`65:57
Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is a perennially underrated composer who finally may be coming to greater appreciation. Certainly this fine recording (in English) of a masterpiece that he believed joined the Jewish faith of his fathers with his own Protestant Christianity should not hurt his reputation. The superb Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel gives a dramatically charged performance in the title role, while soprano Renee Fleming sings with beauty and limpid understanding; the cast is almost uniformly strong. The Edinburgh Festival Chorus, directed by David Jones, sings with care and conviction, and Paul Daniel conducts his forces firmly. –Sarah Bryan Miller.