Symphony no. 4 in A 'Italian', Op. 90

The Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, commonly known as the Italian, is an orchestral symphony by Felix Mendelssohn. The Italian Symphony was finished in Berlin, 13 March 1833, in response to an invitation for a symphony from the London (now Royal) Philharmonic Society; he conducted the first performance himself in London on 13 May 1833, at a London Philharmonic Society concert. The symphony's success, and Mendelssohn's popularity, influenced the course of British music for the rest of the century. However, Mendelssohn remained unsatisfied with the composition, which cost him, he said, some of the bitterest ... more

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Recording Symphony No. 4 in A Major 'Italian', Op. 90 - I. Allegro vivace Download
Recording Symphony No. 4 in A Major 'Italian', Op. 90 - II. Andante con moto Download
Recording Symphony No. 4 in A Major 'Italian', Op. 90 - III. Con moto moderato Download
Recording Symphony No. 4 in A Major 'Italian', Op. 90 - IV. Saltarello Download

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