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A Musical Journey Scotland ed [Import]

Mendelssohn    NR (Not Rated)   DVD

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Product Details

  • Actors: Mendelssohn
  • Format: Classical, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Naxos DVD
  • Release Date: Aug. 26 2008
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • ASIN: B001BLR77Q

Product Description

The PlacesOur tour of Scotland takes us from Edinburgh, with its castle, Scott monument and Palace of Holyrood, to the highland and then to The Hebrides, recalling the journey undertaken by the young Mendelssohn. The MusicIn 1829 Mendelssohn visited England and, after the summer season, travelled north to Scotland, accompanied by his friend Karl Klingemann. In Edinburgh he visited the Palace of Holyrood, recalling the tragic story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the murder there of her secretary David Rizzio. Further north he took the steamer to the island of Staffa, where he saw Fingal's Cave and in spite of sea-sickness immediately sketched the opening theme of his Hebrides Overture. It was not until 1842 that his Scottish Symphony was completed, a work inspired by memories of his visit to Scotland.

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Amazon.com: 2.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NO May 29 2010
By Poppy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Having spent a good deal of time in the Hebrides AND loving the overture by itself, I was looking forward to the combination of music and scenery. Most of the DVD is filmed from a boat across endless water with musical accompaniment. I wasted my money and will return to my CD and private photographic collection to conjure memories of these lovely islands.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Dec 9 2009
By Hannette Allen - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful music and scenery, especially enjoyable for someone who is nostalgic for Scotland or who has visited there.
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