Part of FRM Friday Midday
About This Performance
Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony – actually the second symphony he wrote for full orchestra, but the last published, takes its name from the use of Martin Luther’s chorale “A Mighty Fortress” in its last movement; he composed the work after the 300th anniversary of the tune. Dudamel bookends it with a Bach cantata, a classic musical inheritance of the Reformation.
Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mendelssohn at his fiercest.
The LA Phil’s Principal Concertmaster plays Mozart’s ebullient G-major Violin Concerto, as a preface to the second installment of the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy, The Marriage of Figaro.
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