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Charles Munch conducts Mendelssohn: Symphonies No. 3 and No. 4

Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1958-1959

Charles Munch conducts Mendelssohn: Symphonies No. 3 and No. 4 Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1958-1959

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Mendelssohn was a skilled draughtsman and water colourist. He drew and painted all his life, and when he went to Scotlan and Italy in an era before the invetion of the camera, he fixed his memories by drawing his favourite sites. He also recorded his travels in music. He visited Scotland in 1829 when he was twenty years old and in Holyrood Castle, contemplating the chambers of Mary Queen of Scots, he found the beginning of his Scottish Symphony. Paradoxically, this most spontaneous and fluent of composers took thirteen years to finish the symphony.

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Program

  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, "Scottish"
    • 1. Andante con moto
    • 2. Vivace non troppo
    • 3. Adagio
    • 4. Allegro vivacissimo
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, "Italian"
    • 1. Allegro vivace
    • 2. Andante con moto
    • 3. Con moto moderato
    • 4. Saltarello : Presto

Details

  • Venue: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 1958 (Symphony No. 4), 1959 (Symphony No. 3)
  • Duration: 1 h 01 min
  • Production: © Boston Symphony Orchestra & WGBH Educational Foundation under exclusive licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN

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