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Viagem à Escócia
Viagem à Escócia
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  • Sinfónica
  • M/6
  • During a trip to Scotland in 1829, Mendelssohn visited the palace of Holyrood, where Queen Mary lived and was crowned. He saw the stairs that her assassins had climbed, he saw the ruined altar, covered with ivy and in the open air, in the center of an idyllic landscape. There he claimed to have found the beginning of the Scottish Symphony, which he would complete only 12 years later. The marks of his trip span the entirety of the work and will be unveiled by the comments of Gabriela Canavilhas and illustrated by excerpts performed by the orchestra. On the podium will be Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd, artistic director of the Garsington Opera festival.