Mendelsssohn’s incidental music for Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Oedipus at Colonus is much less well known than its companion piece Antigone. The score contains nine pieces in which the choruses from Sophocles’ tragedy were set to music. “At the moment no-one appears more competent for Mendelssohn than Bernius, Frieder…” (Zeitzeichen, October 2009).
“...the chorus lamenting the horrors of old age is spare and terrifying, while the final bars achieve an almost Wagnerian grandeur. All in all, the performance is superb, with a special wreath for the brows of the tenor section.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE