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An all-time favorite of mine

Written in honor of the 300th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Augsburg Confession, the "Reformation Symphony" (5th Symphony) is an outstanding piece of music. Yet despite its beauty, Mendelssohn's 5th symphony is rarely played. The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland does Mendelssohn's undervalued work glorious justice in this recording, which interweaves the sweeping melodies and harmonies of the Romantic era with traditional hymns of the Protestant Reformation. One of my favorites!

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Genre: Classical

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland is the concert music orchestra of Radio Television Ireland. Considered one of Europe's major symphonies it is the primary symphony orchestra of Dublin and, true to its name, the leading orchestra of the Irish Republic. British ascendancy in Ireland put concert music in the hands of the wealthy, primarily English, ruling class, which followed London's tastes. Tellingly, the major musical event in Irish classical music history is the premiere performance...
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 "Reformation", National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Sep 20, 1995

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