Mendlessohn In Birmingham Vol.2 / Gardner
Catalog: CHSA 5139
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Gardner
Composed by: Mendelssohn, Felix
‘Mendelssohn in Birmingham’ is conductor Edward Gardner’s ongoing series with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra devoted to the symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47). The first volume, opulently recorded in Birmingham’s historic Town Hall, was roundly praised (‘Album of the Week’ – Sunday Times, UK). For Volume 2, Mr. Gardner takes on the composer’s youthful Symphony No. 1, an expanded version of the last of his thirteen string symphonies by the 15-year old composer, the brooding Edinburgh-inspired Third Symphony (‘Scottish’, completed 1842) and the Overture Ruy Blas.