April 20, 2011

SYMPHONY SUNDAY: ITALIAN SYMPHONY



This movement from Felix Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony has been going through my head since I heard it in my History of Orchestral Literature class (I know, right?) yesterday. It is symphony No. 4 and this is the first movement.

This is such a happy piece, and you really get the spirit of Italy. I guess that is what he was going for after all, so he does of course do a good job.

And this is the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Volker Hartung.

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