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  1. Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4
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  2. Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 "Italian" & 5 "Reformation"

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Mendelssohn was not like Beethoven or Verdi--his second thoughts were not always better than his first. In fact, not one of the changes he made in his 1834 revision to the Italian Symphony--recorded here for the first time, alongside the original version of 1833--strikes me as an improvement; indeed, the later effort sounds more like a first draft, thinner, more repetitive, melodically less engaging. Nonetheless, it's good to have the composer's refashioning of the score on disc, especially when it's performed as confidently as here, if only to give us a renewed appreciation of what he achieved the first time around. For the familiar version of the Italian Symphony is certainly a masterpiece. And the performance it receives here from the Vienna Philharmonic and John Eliot Gardiner is one of the best currently available: polished and energetic, with plenty of the elegance one expects in Mendelssohn, even when he's at his most animated. The account of the Reformation Symphony, recorded live, is marginally less successful as an interpretation, though the orchestra's playing leaves little to be desired. --Ted Libbey

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Specifications

Country
USA
AudienceRating
NR (Not Rated)
Binding
Audio CD
EAN
0028945915623
IsAdultProduct
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Manufacturer
Deutsche Grammophon
Model
1991426
MPN
028945915623
NumberOfDiscs
1
NumberOfItems
1
PartNumber
028945915623
PublicationDate
1999-03-09
Publisher
Deutsche Grammophon
ReleaseDate
1999-03-09
Studio
Deutsche Grammophon
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