Posts from this blog have appeared irregularly of late. In an attempt to get things back on track, here’s a Thursday post courtesy of Richard Whitehouse and Arcana.fm.
One of these days, I will get round to examining Mendelssohn’s involvement in Birmingham’s musical life, and particularly the role of his oratorio, Elijah. In Victorian times, audiences couldn’t get enough of it. Every Triennial Festival had its obligatory performance.
Here is a review of the CBSO’s recent performance of this quintessential part of Birmingham’s musical heritage.