Leipzig Edition of the Works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (Complete works)
Series I (Orchestral works) - Vol. 5: Symphony No. 3 in A minor (Op. 56) "Scottish" MWV N 18 - ed. by Thomas Schmidt-Beste
◄◄◄ Link to the Practical edition
Proven in performance in 2004: the "new" Scottish Symphony
Every now and then, Mendelssohn's music simply overtakes its "scholarly" counterpart in the Complete Edition. In 2005, it was the individual prints of the four major concert overtures, prepared by Christian Martin Schmidt, that preceded their publication in the Complete Edition. In November 2004, an "advance" performance material of the "Scottish Symphony" was prepared for the Leipzig Mendelssohn Festival and Gewandhaus conductor Herbert Blomstedt. Now all orchestras and conductors can enjoy a practical edition – while scholars can appreciate the meticulously analyzed music text in the Complete Edition. Once again, musicological source studies have provided a major surprise: the "London" version of June 1842 has survived in a copy of the score. Only with this score can the composer's (first) revision after the first performance in Leipzig be interpreted lucidly. A new light is thus cast on the often played "Scottish" Symphony which, incidentally, Mendelssohn never called as such.
- SON 410 196,00 €