Mendelssohn’s so called “Reformation Symphony”, composed in 1830, was actually his second symphony; it had to wait until 1832 for its first performance. It received only one other performance during Mendelssohn’s lifetime which was conducted by Julius Reitz in 1837.
The editor Christopher Hogwood, draws on all know sources, making compelling arguments for the inclusion of some of the cuts made after the first performance. This material is also included in the performance parts.
This new edition is complemented by facsimiles and a Critical Commentary.
- In depth preface on the history and genesis of the work (Ger/Eng).
- Large format parts.
- Facsimiles and Critical Commentary (Eng).
- Full score & parts (BA9095) available for sale.