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  Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 - Litton
  Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 11, Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90 "Italian", "Ruy Blas" Overture Op. 95

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by krisjan November 24, 2009 (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
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Review by Luukas March 29, 2015
Performance:   Sonics:    
Andrew Litton's Mendelssohn cycle with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra got many acclaimed awards - such as BBC Music Magazine's "Award for Technical Excellence".
Litton's interpretation of Mendelssohn's famous "Italian" Symphony is very good. This is my first SACD of the work. I have also Haitink's recording with London Symphony Orchestra (Philips) but this is much better.
The total time - 28 minutes and 6 seconds - is almost the same than Haitink's. But the orchestra's virtuosity is here impressing. Tempi are mostly very fast - for example in the first movement - and BIS label's engineering team captures Grieg Hall's acoustics perfectly to the 5.0 surround sound. Wonderful addition to your SACD library!

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Works: 3  

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Ruy Blas - Overture, MWV P 15 Op. 95
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WMV N 13 Op. 11
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony No. 4 in A major, MWV N 16 Op. 90 "Italian"