Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Mendelssohn Cycle
Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra join forces as they embark on an exploration of the complete symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn. The first two recordings in the series, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 3 'Scottish' and Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’, have been released to critical acclaim, getting this symphony cycle off to a captivating start.
'Gardiner’s Mendelssohn with the LSO packs a surprisingly hefty punch.' Evening Standard
'As you might expect, Sir John brings his love of authentic performance into his approach - the LSO strings sound bright and breezy as they evoke Mendelssohn's Scotland.' Classic FM
'Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Hebrides Overture must be one of the most thrilling ever recorded.' Gramophone
'It is so good that it can be recommended without hesitation.' International Record Review