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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 
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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
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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 

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