Mendelssohn : Symphony No. 3

Mendelsohn : Symphony No. 3 "Scotch", Hebrides overture

Otto Klemperer, Philarmonia Orchestra

EMI SAX 2342

Testament Records : 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

  • Contents & Details

    Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) :
    Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scotch"
    The Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave), Op. 26

    Mendelssohn was initially inspired to compose this symphony during his first visit to Britain in 1829. On 30 July, Mendelssohn visited the ruins of Holyrood Chapel at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, where, as he related to his family in a letter, he received his initial inspiration for what he named his “Scottish Symphony”. A few days later Mendelssohn visited the western coast of Scotland and the island of Staffa, which in turn inspired the composer to start the Hebrides.

    The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

    This Testament Records LP, revived from the EMI-Columbia catalogue, was remastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, using pure analogue components only, from the original studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed at Pallas.

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