Aug 1, 2019
From the ruins of the Holyrood Chapel in Scotland, Mendelssohn found his inspiration for an epic symphony. This week, we'll explore this beautiful piece, discussing its genesis, Mendelssohn's journey through Scotland, and the unusual structure of the work. We'll also spend a lot of time discussing interpretation, comparing two recordings of the symphony which often portray two diametrically opposed characters. In case you ever thought interpretation doesn't matter, this is the episode to change your mind!