Inspired by his travels to Venice, Rome, Bologna and Florence, Mendelssohn’s symphony evokes imagery of Mediterranean sunshine, famous architecture and the rustic landscapes that make Italy so iconic. And be inspired by an arrangement of the Adagio from Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16 and Bruch’s profoundly virtuosic Violin Concerto.
BEETHOVEN: Adagio from String Quartet No. 16
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”