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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Riccardo Chailly conducts Mendelssohn Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Riccardo Chailly's inaugural concert as Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra capturing the full atmosphere of a unique musical occasion is a feast of Mendelssohn from the orchestra the composer founded. The concert includes an overwhelming performance of Mendelssohn's Second Symphony "Lobgesang" with its celebratory choral last movement in a new edition, as well as the ever-popular overture A Midsummer Night's Dream with outstanding vocal soloists including Anne Schwanewilms and Peter Seiffert. The Gewandhaus Orchestra can look back with pride today at a history of over 250 years. It has meanwhile made music history and evolved into one of the world's best-known and most renowned orchestras.


  • Anne Schwanewilms | Soprano
  • Petra-Maria Schnitzer | Soprano
  • Peter Seiffert | Tenor
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • Riccardo Chailly | Conductor


  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture, Op. 21
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Psalms, Op. 51
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 52 "Hymn of Praise"
    • 1. Sinfonia : Maestoso con moto – Allegro – Maestoso con moto come I
    • 2. Cantate : Allegro moderato maestoso – Molto più vivo ma con fuoco
    • 3. Recitatif – Allegro moderato
    • 4. A tempo moderato
    • 5. Andante
    • 6. Allegro un poco agitato
    • 7. Allegro maestoso e molto vivace
    • 8. Choral : Andante con moto
    • 9. Andante sostenuto assai
    • 10. Schlusschor : Allegro non troppo


  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: Gewandhaus Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Production date: 2005
  • Recording date: 2005
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min
  • Production: © EuroArts Music International
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