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Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 4 "Italian"
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" | Felix Mendelssohn
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio Elijah, the overture The Hebrides, his mature Violin Concerto, and his String Octet. Mendelssohn enjoyed early success in Germany and revived interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His essentially conservative musical tastes set him apart from more adventurous musical contemporaries such as Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner and Hector Berlioz. After a long period of relative denigration due to changing musical tastes and antisemitism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his creative originality has been re-evaluated. He is now among the most popular composers of the Romantic era. (Wikipedia)