Alan Gilbert conducts Mendelssohn’s Elijah, an oratorio inspired by the composer’s rediscovery of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. It follows the story of the Old Testament prophet and includes four principal vocal soloists as the story’s various characters.
Elijah, Oratorio on Words of the Old Testament, Op. 70 (1845–46, rev. 1847)
1. Part I
2. Part II