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Eileen Donan Castle in Scotland | Photo by Nicholas Beel on Unsplash
At age 20 in 1829 Felix Mendelssohn wandered around Scotland. He visited castle ruins, hiked through villages, explored the coast, wrote letters back home and even sketched what he saw. Absorbing all this inspired him to compose his Symphony No. 3, the "Scottish" Symphony, which uses old folk tunes in the 2nd and 4th movements. It's today's Midday Masterpiece at 2:00 pm.
But wait! Stay tuned after the Mendelssohn symphony for more Scottish music! A short Scottish-themed piano piece by Amy Beach, then a "Scottish March" by Claude Debussy.
Carl Heinrich Graun
Trio for horn, violin and continuo in D major
St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic; Jeffrey Meyer, conductor Bruce Atwell, horn; Members of...