Felix Mendehlsson’s Symphony No. 5, known as The Reformation, has been surrounded by misfortunes and mysticism. In this concert, almost 200 years after it was written, this breathtakingly beautiful piece of music is rediscovered.
Today the fifth symphony is considered a masterpiece, but back in the 1830’s it was so controversial that orchestras refused to play it. After futile efforts to get the fifth symphony out, Mendelssohn hid it and even considered destroying the original sheet music.
In this recording Daniel Harding conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in a new, unique performance in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm.