Lawo Classics releases Delius’s Eine Messe des Lebens (A Mass of Life) with Sir Mark Elder conducting Bergen Philharmonic forces.

The German title reflects Delius’s use of philosophical words from Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra, the inspiration for A Mass of Life, this and the Norwegian mountains, to create an ambitious work that here finds its spiritual home in Bergen and an admiring conductor in Mark Elder, whose ninety-four-minute account is a revelation, opening in stirring … Continue reading Lawo Classics releases Delius’s Eine Messe des Lebens (A Mass of Life) with Sir Mark Elder conducting Bergen Philharmonic forces.