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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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The Hebrides, Op.26  
1
Fingal's Caves
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
10:51
Symphony No. 3 In A Minor, Op. 56, MWV N 18 - "Scottish"  
2
1. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
13:54
3
2. Vivace non troppo
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
4:27
4
3. Adagio
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
11:48
5
4. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
9:27
Symphony No. 4 In A Major, Op. 90, MWV N 16 - "Italian"  
6
1. Allegro vivace
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
8:04
7
2. Andante con moto
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
6:27
8
3. Con moto moderato
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
8:00
9
4. Saltarello (Presto)
Felix Mendelssohn; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
5:40
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:38
"... splendid performances ... the greatness of this music is never in doubt ..."
- Gramophone

"Karajan’s Scottish Symphony is so plausible that criticism may seem pedantic. It is a performance with many beautiful things ... (on the Italian Symphony bows reassuringly slap on strings in a rattling opening movement. An unusually slow third movement deftly alters the balance of the symphony in a performance which ranks with the best."
- BBC Music Magazine

These historic performances of Mendelssohn's "Scottish" and "Italian" symphonies were recorded in Berlin in January 1971 with the Berliner Philharmoniker, part of their highly acclaimed cycle of all five Mendelssohn's symphonies.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Dr. Hans Hirsch
Recording Producer: Hans Weber
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Günter Hermanns
Recording Engineer: Volker Martin

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