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Sunday Symphony Concert


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Campoli (violin)
BBC Scottish Orchestra (Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Symphony No.4, in A (The Italian) - Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in G (K.216) - Mozart
Symphony No.3 - Rubbra

Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony was the outcome of a visit to Italy in 1830 when he was twenty-one. It was first performed at a Philharmonic Concert in London three years later, when it was conducted by the composer.
In 1775, when he was nineteen, Mozart composed five violin concertos, with a view to playing them himself in his capacity as Konzertmeister (or, as we should say, leader of the orchestra) at the Court of the Archbishop of Salzburg. No. 3, in G, is a particularly delightful example of his youthful, yet already assured, style.
After the first performance of Rubbra's Third Symphony, by the Halle Orchestra, in December 1940, a distinguished musician wrote to the composer, congratulating him. 'Now and again,' he said, 'there comes a work with the power to make one fall in love with music all over again. In such a mood I found myself when listening to your symphony.' It consists of four movements, the last of which is a theme with seven variations and a fugue.
(Harold Rutland)


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

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