Just after catapulting to wide fame with the revival performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Mendelssohn traveled to Scotland when he was 20, visiting Queen Mary’s palace, which inspired him to write his “Scottish” Symphony, one of his most performed works. Rautavaara’s “Angel of Light” is about dream travel when he was a child, and Russian born Ichmouratov came to Canada when he was 24, moving permanently one year later.
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No.7, mvt.3 “Come un sogno”
Airat Ichmouratov: Cello Concerto No.1
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56
Paul Haas, TBSO Music Director
Rachel Mercer, cello