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The Italian symphony August 22, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Classical, Music.

Sir Georg Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony in the first movement of the Third Symphony (the “Italian”) by Felix Mendelssohn:

From 1950, Sergiu Celibidache conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the entire work:

To the extent that this non-blog is about anything, it’s about explaining the things in life that I love. So I confess to some degree of exasperation that I cannot explain why Mendelssohn is one of my favorite composers.

You’ll just have to accept that that I do.

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