Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (CD)

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Discs: 1
Record Label: Warner
Release Date:
August 6, 1999

“The Italian scintillates from start to finish (a scorching, full-tilt Tarantella), with the orchestra clearly loving every moment.” — BBC Music Magazine

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, Riccardo Muti’s choice for his first orchestral recording, led Gramophone to judge that “Muti seems a natural Mendelssohnian . . . this could hardly be more auspicious . . . full of electricity and a sense of occasion.” Paired with this recording is Klaus Tennstedt leading the Berlin Philharmonic in Mendelssohn’s lovely Italian Symphony.

Contents:

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 (Italian)
Klaus Tennstedt conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
April 1980, Philharmonie, Berlin

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 58 (Scottish)
Riccardo Muti conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra
October 1975, Kingsway Hall, London