Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony

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"Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pines" by Hendrik Voogd Hendrik Voogd

Felix Mendelssohn was so excited to travel to Italy for the first time. On the day he arrived, he wrote home to his family, saying: "Ahhhh, Italy at last! I am basking in happiness!" Hear the London Symphony Orchestra play Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony, in a concert from London, on Saturday's Performance Today.