This week, Mendelssohn's hybrid symphony-cantata "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise), published as his Symphony No.2 in Bb, Op.52, written for a celebration of the 400th anniversary of printing.
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.2 in Bb, op. 52, "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise), except for second tenor solo (cut for time). Soloists are soprano Veronique Gens; mezzo-soprano Pamela Helen Stephen; and tenor Robert Tear. Richard Hickox directs the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, recorded live in St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, on November 1, 2002 by the BBC. (CD issued with the June 2009 BBC Music Magazine; CD catalog no. BBC MM-306)