WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Mendelssohn: Symphonies No 3 & 4 / Claudio Abbado, London So


Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000993902   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Claudio Abbado's earliest Mendelssohn symphony recordings, made long before his international celebrity and prestigious music directorships, reveal a young conductor of considerable talent. His way with Mendelssohn was sensitive and ingratiating, paying special attention to the composer's unique orchestral palette. The Italian symphony receives a breezy, lighthearted reading, while the Scottish has Abbado emphasizing the work's darker hues. Both of these readings have the edge over his remakes in terms of character and freshness."

-- Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
"Claudio Abbado's earliest Mendelssohn symphony recordings, made long before his international celebrity and prestigious music directorships, reveal a young conductor of considerable talent. His way with Mendelssohn was sensitive and ingratiating, paying special attention to the composer's unique orchestral palette. The Italian symphony receives a breezy, lighthearted reading, while the Scottish has Abbado emphasizing the work's darker hues. Both of these readings have the edge over his remakes in terms of character and freshness."

-- Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
2.
Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish": 1. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish": 2. Vivace non troppo
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish": 3. Adagio
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 - "Scottish": 4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 - "Italian": 1. Allegro vivace
Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 - "Italian": 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 - "Italian": 3. Con moto moderato
Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 - "Italian": 4. Saltarello (Presto)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In