A Postcard from Italy: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4

10.11.2018 - By Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

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This week we take a trip to Italy, exploring Mendelssohn's most popular symphony. We discuss Mendelssohn's love of nature, and the remarkable independence and variety that Mendelssohn achieves within a tightly knit German Romantic era symphony. This symphony is like flipping through a photo album of Mendelssohn's Grand Tour of Italy, so we explore how he was able to create such a distinct picture in each movement, while also discussing the extensive revisions that Mendelssohn attempted on the symphony.

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