Special Mendelssohn recordings with HSO and Madrigal Choir released

12 June ’24

On the initiative of Prof Marcus Bosch and thanks to the great commitment of the recording studio team, high-quality audio productions of all Mendelssohn symphonies are being created at our university. The Mendelssohn symphonies are recorded by the HSO Munich under the direction of Marcus Bosch and elaborately produced by the recording studio.

The Symphony No. 2 in B flat major op. 52 ‘Lobgesang’ has just been completed and released with the participation of the Madrigal Choir (rehearsed by Prof. Martin Steidler). The solo parts were performed by Heidi Baumgartner, Katja Maderer (soprano) and Lukas Siebert (tenor). For the students, who study an orchestral instrument at HMTM and play in the HSO, the recording sessions are an important experience for their future careers.

The Mendelssohn symphonies will be published in the university library’s digital collection and thus archived and made accessible to the public as long-term research data.

At the same time, the data will be made available as an Open Educational Resource of the Open Music Academy and published under a CC-by licence. They are also available as part of the IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project), a public virtual library of public domain music based on the wiki principle.

The Mendelssohn recordings released to date can be heard here in the Digital Collection:

Mendelssohn B., F.: Sinfonie Nr. 1 c-Moll op. 11 (2023)

Mendelssohn: Sinfonie Nr. 2 Mendelssohn B., F.: »Lobgesang« op. 52 MWV A 18 (2024)

Mendelssohn B., F.: Sinfonie Nr. 4 A-Dur op. 90 (2023)

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix: Sinfonie Nr. 5 d-Moll op. 107 »Reformations-Sinfonie« (2022)