FERDINAND HILLER (1811-1885): Die Zerstörung Jerusalems, Op. 24.
Catalogue Number: 11O006
Reference: VKJK 1202
Description: A major oratorio, this 1839 work (premiered the following year in the Gewandhaus at Mendelssohn's invitation) was a great success for the young Hiller. In two parts, the first concerned mostly with the prophecies of Jeremiah and the second with the destruction of Jerusalem, it is not surprisingly indebted to Mendelssohn's oratorios. Plenty of drama and sweep, with particularly impressive choral-orchestral sections. World Premiere Recording and a major find. 2 CDs. German texts. Partick Gruhl, Tobias Hunger (tenors), Gudrun Sidonie Otto (soprano), Annette Markert (alto), Daniel Ochoa (baritone), Vocalconsort Leipzig, Gewandhaus Choir Leipzig, Camerata Lipsiensis; Gregor Meyer.