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Magnificat composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Carus CD series: Mendelssohn church music. German title: Magnificat /Bernius. Magnificats, Mass sections, Advent. CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8321600).
The continuation of the Carus Mendelssohn series: The Magnificat and Gloria, written in 1822, are Mendelssohn's first large-scale works which he composed for reasons other than study purposes. The influence of the intense cultivation of Bach by his teacher, Carl Friedrich Zelter, and the Berlin Sing-Akademie are clearly evident, as in the later chorale cantatas. The masterful 19-voice motet, Tu es Petrus, which Mendelssohn gave his sister as a birthday present, he had planned to publish as his very first sacred work. Frieder Bernius and the Kammerchor Stuttgart present a further addition to their model, prizewinning CD series of Mendelssohn's complete sacred works.
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