Throughout his life Mendelssohn championed the music of his predecessors, including a remarkable revival of Bach's St Matthew Passion in 1829.
Donald Macleod investigates this driving force, as well as Mendelssohn's obsessive revisions of his own compositions.
O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross (Bach: St Matthew Passion, arr.
Das Neue Orchester
Christoph Spering (conductor)
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35
Benjamin Frith (piano)
Symphony No 4 (Italian)
(Revised 1834 version with first movement from original version)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Thanks be to God! (Elijah)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
David Jones (chorus master)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Paul Daniel (conductor).