Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos.3 "Scottish" & 4 "Italian"; Overture "The Hebrides"
 
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos.3 "Scottish" & 4 "Italian"; Overture "The Hebrides"

17 Feb 1997

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Time
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1
Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal's Cave)
10:43
2
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 In A Minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 1. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima
13:53
3
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 In A Minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 2. Vivace non troppo
4:27
4
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 In A Minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 3. Adagio
11:46
5
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 In A Minor, Op.56 - "Scottish" - 4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
9:22
6
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A, Op.90 - "Italian" - 1. Allegro vivace
8:04
7
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A, Op.90 - "Italian" - 2. Andante con moto
6:27
8
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A, Op.90 - "Italian" - 3. Con moto moderato
8:00
9
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 In A, Op.90 - "Italian" - 4. Saltarello (Presto)
5:39


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 July 2005
  • Release Date: 1 July 2005
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1997 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 1:18:21
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  • ASIN: B001N2SDSU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,718 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, literally... 7 July 2011
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This is a very good recording of a beautiful piece of music by one of the best orchestras around, conducted by one of the best conductors ever. The sound reflects this with the 'Scottish', in particular, being rendered crisply, and cleanly. The 'Hebrides' is utterly enchanting and relaxing. Well worth the listen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A "split personality" recording 14 Dec 2013
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Two out of these three performances are superb. The "Hebrides" overture practically has salt spray rising from it, and I credit this recording of the "Scottish" with persuading me to give the piece another chance after I had found it frankly boring when I was young and foolish. The stone in the shoe here is the performance of the "Italian". As a fellow reviewer also points out, the third movement is far too slow and somnolent. What he doesn't say is that, by contrast, parts of the first and last movements are driven so hard that even the fabled Berlin Phil can't quite maintain pristine discipline (though even then they manage to produce a lovely sound).

I know of no better performance of the Overture, and I know of none as good as that of the "Scottish", so I'll err on the side of 4 stars rather than 3. That, however, is very possibly too generous to a disc which contains a performance of the "Italian" which is taken to unmusical extremes. Buyer beware.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous 20 Feb 2013
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Music I have loved for many years and had on vinyl. Good interpretation, well played and lovely to listen to.
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