Alto CD

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Symphonies 3 & 4 (‘Scottish’, ‘Italian’)

Philharmonia Orchestra
Tamás Vásáry

Catalogue Number: ALC 1140
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: DDD, 69:50, 1989




“(This) celebrates Tamás Vásáry’s debut on record as a symphonic conductor, and it seems to me a great success….another case of a musician who has made a fruitful transition from piano keyboard to podium, and …he is in firm and confident control of the proceedings. In the introduction of the Scottish Symphony’s first movement the mood is at once positive and purposeful, and the music moves forward with a strong cumulative feeling,.. while the Adagio is adorned by the most tender, lovingly shaped phrasing…..and I was particularly impressed by the excellently managed coda.

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”/Ecossaise/Schottische

  • [1] Introduction: Andante con moto –
    Allegro un poco agitato – Andante come prima 15:21
  • [2] Vivace non troppo (Scherzo: Assai vivace) 4:21
  • [3] Adagio (Andante con moto) 10:20
  • [4] Allegro vivacissimo (Allegro guerriero) –
    Allegro maestoso assai 9:41

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”/Italienne/Italienische

  • [5] Allegro vivace 10:45
  • [6] Andante con moto 6:45
  • [7] Con moto moderato 6:59
  • [8] Saltarello: Presto 5:23