Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in a Op. 56 “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn first got the idea for his third symphony while on a trip to Scotland. He was 20 years old at the time, and he wasn’t in any hurry to finish the symphony – he took 13 years to complete the work. Additionally, despite its listing as his third symphony, it was actually the last symphony he finished. And in a lot of ways the symphony is more of a souvenir of that trip to Scotland, as there is nothing particularly Scottish about the music. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR.