Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Elijah
Freiburg Bach Choir and Freiburg Bach Orchestra Conductor: Frank Markowitsch
Sunday, 12/11/2023 / 07:00 PM / Konzerthaus Freiburg (Concert hall)
Freiburger Bachchor and Freiburger Bachorchester Conductor: Frank Markowitsch Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Elias
Sunday, 12. November 7 p.m.
Johannes Kammler, bass (Elijah)
Johanna Winkel, soprano | Marie Henriette Reinhold, alto | Patrick Vogel, tenor
Freiburger Bachchor | Freiburger Bachorchester
Conductor: Frank Markowitsch
Felix Mendelssohn had imagined a "through and through" prophet, strong and eager - and yet carried as if by angels' wings. Thus his prophet is a man full of doubts, who at first calls for killing and in the end shows compassion and kindness. The title figure in Mendelssohn's oratorio is not a rigid pillar saint, but a character of flesh and blood. His visionary music, with its depictions of storms, earthquakes, floods of water and fire, throws itself into this Old Testament story with elemental force - but does not forget moments of consolation. Thus ,,Elijah" became the most popular oratorio of the 19th century.