Mendelssohn Symphony No 5
Kent Nagano holds the baton and delivers Mendelssohn’s Fifth Symphony, intended for the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession – one of Protestantism’s most important documents and in Mendelssohn’s case, a musical celebration of a noble kind. Unfortunately Mendelssohn couldn’t finish it for the jubilee in 1830, so it was first performed two years later.
Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 “Reformation”
Kent Nagano conductor
Recorded in the Gothenburg Concert Hall 23 February 2018