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Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 (Scottish)
Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 (Italian)
Reviewed by: Paul Cherry
Reviewed: March 2008
CD No: DECCA THE ORIGINALS 475 8677
Duration: 67 minutes
One of Claudio Abbado’s first recordings: a major talent discovered in the company of an orchestra he would do great things with. This Mendelssohn coupling, as per Decca’s SXL LP, is a fine mix of the lyrical, dramatic and exuberant: notable performances of two popular symphonies responding positively to Abbado’s discernment and youthful flair and belying the years with ease.