Mendelssohn: Elias, Op. 70, Mwv A25 Marlis Petersen, Lioba Braun, Maximilian Schmitt, Thomas Oliemans, RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann
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- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Elias, Op. 70, Mwv A25:
- 1Einleitung: "So Wahr Der Herr, Der Gott Israels, Lebet". Grave00:55
- 2Ouvertüre. Moderato03:25
- 31. Coro "Hilf, Herr! Willst Du Uns Denn Gar Vertilgen?". Andante Lento04:23
- 42. Duetto Con Coro "Herr, Höre Unser Gebet". Sostenuto Ma Non Troppo01:56
- 53. Recitativo "Zerreißet Eure Herzen"00:47
- 64. Aria "So Ihr Mich Von Ganzem Herzen Suchet". Andante Con Moto02:30
- 75. Coro "Aber Der Herr Sieht Es Nicht". Allegro Vivace - Grave04:07
- 86. Recitativo "Elias! Gehe Weg Von Hinnen"00:52
- 97. Doppelquartett "Denn Er Hat Seinen Engeln Befohlen Über Dir". Allegro Non Troppo04:06
- 108. Recitativo, Aria E Duetto "Was Hast Du Am Mir Getan". Andante Agitato - Andante Sostenuto - Andante Con Moto06:08
- 119. Coro "Wohl Dem, Der Den Herrn Fürchtet". Allegro Moderato02:59
- 1210. Recitativo Con Coro "So Wahr Der Herr Zeobath Lebet". Grave - Allegro Vivace03:41
- 1311. Coro "Baal, Erhöre Uns!". Andante Grave E Maestoso - Allegro Non Troppo02:59
- 1412. Recitativo E Coro "Rufet Lauter!". Allegro00:56
- 1513. Recitativo E Coro "Rufet Lauter! Er Hört Euch Nicht". Allegro Molto - Presto01:52
- 1614. Aria "Herr, Gott Abrahams". Adagio03:15
- 1715. Quartetto "Wirf Dein Anliegen Auf Den Herrn". Più Adagio01:43
- 1816. Recitativo Con Coro "Der Du Deine Diener Machst Zu Geistern". Allegro Con Fuoco02:46
- 1917. Aria "Ist Nicht Des Herrn Wort Wie Ein Feuer". Allegro Con Fuoco E Marcato02:02
- 2018. Arioso "Weh' Ihnen, Dass Sie Von Mir Weichen!". Lento02:43
- 2119. Recitativo Con Coro "Hilf Deinem Volk, Du Mann Gottes!". Andante Sostenuto05:22
- 2220. Coro "Dank Sei Dir Gott". Allegro Moderato Ma Con Fuoco03:38
- 2321. Aria "Höre, Israel, Höre Des Herrn Stimme!". Adagio - Allegro Maestoso05:06
- 2422. Coro "Fürchte Dich Nicht, Spricht Unser Gott". Allegro Maestoso Ma Moderato04:00
- 2523. Recitativo Con Coro "Der Herr Hat Dich Erhoben". Andante - A Tempo Allegro Moderato03:40
- 2624. Coro "Wehe Ihm! Er Muss Sterben!". Allegro Moderato01:47
- 2725. Recitativo "Du Mann Gottes, Lass Meine Rede"02:15
- 2826. Aria "Es Ist Genug!". Adagio - Molto Allegro Vivace - Adagio04:59
- 2927. Recitativo "Siehe, Er Schläft Unter Dem Wacholder"00:45
- 3028. Terzetto "Hebe Deine Augen Auf". Andante Con Moto01:39
- 3129. Coro "Siehe, Der Hüter Israels". Allegro Moderato03:05
- 3230. Recitativo "Stehe Auf, Elias"01:53
- 3331. Aria "Sei Stille Dem Herrn". Andantino03:05
- 3432. Coro "Wer Bis an Das Ende Beharrt". Andante Sostenuto02:07
- 3533. Recitativo "Herr, Es Wird Nacht Um Mich"01:47
- 3634. Coro "Der Herr Ging Vorüber". Allegro Molto04:05
- 3735. Recitativo "Seraphim Standen Über Ihm", Quartetto Con Coro "Heilig, Heilig, Heilig Ist Gott Der Herr". Adagio Non Troppo02:54
- 3836. Coro-Recitativo "Gehe Wiederum Hinab!". A Tempo Adagio Non Troppo01:23
- 3937. Arioso "Ja, Es Sollen Wohl Berge Weichen". Andante Sostenuto02:31
- 4038. Coro "Und Der Prophet Elias Brach Hervor". Moderato Maestoso02:38
- 4139. Aria "Dann Werden Die Gerechten Leuchten". Andante02:28
- 4240. Recitativo "Darum Ward Gesendet Der Prophet Elias". Andante Sostenuto01:02
- 4341. Coro "Aber Einer Erwacht Von Mitternacht". Andante Con Moto03:16
- 44Quartetto "Wohlan, Alle Die Ihr Durstig Seid". Andante Sostenuto03:18
- 4542. Coro "Alsdann Wird Euer Licht Hervorbrechen". Andante Maestoso - Allegro, Doppio Movimento02:56
Info for Mendelssohn: Elias, Op. 70, Mwv A25
“Never was there a more complete triumph – never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art.” This was the response of the critic in the London Times to the wildly successful premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s Elias in 1846. Hans-Christoph Rademann began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the RIAS Chamber Choir with this groundbreaking oratorio. After eight productive and successful years, his final concert in July 2015 also featured the work. It was a “Farewell Performance with Furor” (Der Tagesspiegel), not least because of the impressive performers involved: the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and the soloists Marlis Petersen, Lioba Braun, Maximilian Schmitt, and Thomas Oliemans.
Hans-Christoph Rademann is one of the world’s most sought-after choral conductors, a specialist in the sound of choral ensembles. From 2007 to 2015, he expanded the reputation and repertoire of the RIAS Chamber Choir, helping the group to achieve a remarkable spiritual and emotional identification with the subject matter of the works it performed. Rademann has said, “I want us to not only be involved with perfect singing, but to embody a certain attitude and convey a message that will touch listeners all over the world.”
“The recording itself is excellent, full and forward, yet with a nice sense of depth and spaciousness.” (Audiophile Audition)
“… for a stylish and full-blooded Elias, there is much to recommend Rademann.” (Gramophone)
Marlis Petersen, soprano
Lioba Braun, mezzosoprano
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor
Thomas Oliemans, baritone
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Hans-Christoph Rademann, conductor
The main focus of Marlis Petersen’s repertoire is the field of classical coloratura, however she has also made a name for her self as an interpreter of contemporary music. After studying at the Conservatory in Stuttgart and with Sylvia Geszty, she supplemented her training in the specialized areas of opera, new music and dance. She began her career as a member of the ensemble of the City Stage of Nuremberg, where she sang parts such as Ännchen, Blonde, Adele, Oscar (“Ballo in maschera”), Rosina, Lulu and Königin der Nacht. Already at this time, guest performances took Marlis Petersen to the opera houses of Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Munich and Frankfurt. At the beginning of the season 1998/99 she was engaged at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where she debuted as Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” and sang, in the following order, in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment, Sophie, Norina, the Cunning Vixen, Viola (in Manfred Trojahn’s “As you like It”), Konstanze and Ophélie (“Hamlet” by Ambroise Thomas).
Marlis Petersen gave her debut at the Vienna State Opera with Lulu. This central role in her repertoire she also sang in Peter Konwitschny’s much admired staging in Hamburg, at the Chicago Lyric Opera und in a new production in Athens, where she also appeared as Donna Clara in “Der Zwerg” by Zemlinsky and as Thais (Massenet). She met with acclaim as Zerbinetta at Covent Garden London; at the Bregenz Festival she appeared as Oscar; in Geneva she was the Nightingale in “The Birds” by Walter Braunfels; at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, at the Metropolitan Opera New York and at the Chicago Lyric Opera she was Adele in Strauss’ “Fledermaus”. The Salzburg Festival engaged Marlis Petersen for Mozart’s “Re Pastore” (Elisa) and “Figaro” (Susanna); as Konstanze she was a guest at Théâtre de la Monnaie and at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence; in Haydn’s “Orlando Paladino” she sang at the State Opera Berlin. At the Munich Opera Festival 2008, she gave her debut as Zdenka (“Arabella”) at the Bavarian State Opera. Among the most important world premieres in which Marlis Petersen participated are Hans Werner Henze’s “Phaedra” in Berlin and Brussels, Manfred Trojahn’s “La Grande Magia” at the Semper Opera in Dresden and with enormous success the title role of Aribert Reimann’s “Medea” at the Vienna State Opera. With a big success, she has sung her first “Traviata” in Peter Konwitschny’s production in Graz, Marguerite in Meyerbeer’s “Huguenots” in Brussels, “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”, “Idomeneo” and “La Traviata” at the Theater an der Wien, “La Straniera” in Essen. Most recently, she had an enormous success in a new production of “Lulu” at Munich Opera.
In concert, the soprano works closely with Helmuth Rilling and the International Bach Academy Stuttgart, as well as with René Jacobs. In addition she has given concerts with the orchestras of RAI Turin (“The Creation” under Jeffrey Tate), Santa Cecilia in Rome, as well as with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Opera appearances will take Marlis Petersen a.o. to Vienna’s Theater an der Wien (“Hamlet” and “Maria Stuarda”) and Vienna State Opera (“Manon”) and to Warsaw for her debut as Marietta in "Die Tote Stadt". Furthermore she will be part of the opening ceremonies of the Elbphilharmonie, singing a new creation by Widmann under the baton of Kent Nagano.
In 2013, Marlis Petersen received the very first Austrian Music Theatre Award for her interpretation of the three female main roles in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” at Theater an der Wien.
Stephan Matthias Lademann
Stephan Matthias Lademann was born in Meißen, Germany. He studied piano at the Dresden University of Music where he soon specialized in accompaniment. Since then he has won praise for his accomplished work with world renowned artists such as Diana Damrau, Siegfried Jerusalem, Edita Gruberova, Paul Armin Edelmann, Sibylla Rubens, Chen Reiss, Günther Groissböck, Daniela Fally and Robert Dean Smith.
Stephan Matthias Lademann has performed to critical acclaim at numerous international music festivals including the Salzburg Festival, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Rheingau Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Ludwigsburger Schloss Festival, the Kissinger Sommer, the Klangbogen-Festival Theater an der Wien, and the Munich Opera Festival. He has distinguished himself on stage at the Wiener Musikverein, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Semperoper Dresden, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Teatro della Zarzuela Madrid, the Auditorio Santiago de Compostela, the New York Carnegie Hall, the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Wigmore Hall London, the Concert Hall Vancouver, and the Teatro Nacional Bogota.
In 2006 Stephan Matthias Lademann was awarded the International Record Prize Toblach for his debut recording of the original piano version of Gustav Mahler's “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” with Diana Damrau and Iván Paley. His other CD recordings include a live recording of the recital with Diana Damrau at the Salzburg Festival 2005; the debut recording of Gustav Mahler's “Das Lied von der Erde” in the version for tenor, baritone and piano with Robert Dean Smith and Iván Paley (2007); and a CD of Italian songs by Franz Schubert and Gaetano Donizetti with soprano Chen Reiss (2007).
Since 2009 the pianist has increasingly dedicated himself to works of word and music, combining his piano performance with readings by actors such as Angela Winkler, Peter Matic and Ulrich Reinthaller. The CD “Songs and Letters” is released in 2010, featuring the song cycle “Myrten” op. 25 by Robert Schumann in collaboration with Diana Damrau, Iván Paley and Academy Award winning actors Martina Gedeck and Sebastian Koch. In October 2011 his latest CD follows, a recording of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Duineser Elegien VI-X” with solo piano and recital by Ulrich Reinthaller.
Stephan Matthias Lademann is holding teaching positions at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and at the Nuremberg Academy of Music.