Two recordings make their international CD premieres here. Solti recorded both these popular Mendelssohn symphonies twice for Decca and these are the earlier versions. The ‘Scottish’ dates from November 1952 and is in mono. The ‘Italian’ in stereo, recorded 1958, also with producer John Culshaw, is an absolute legend and has had many requests over the years for reissue.
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish’
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 ‘Italian’
London Symphony Orchestra [No. 3]
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra [No. 4]