- Number of Discs: 4
- Released: May 14, 2002
- Label: Deutsche Grammophon
- 1.Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 11
- 2.Octet In E Flat, Op. 20
- 3.Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op. 21
- 4.The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal's Cave)
- 5.Meeresstille Und GL?CKLICHE Fahrt, Op. 27
- 6.Symphony No. 2 In B Flat, Op. 52 - "Hymn of Praise"
- 7.Symphony No. 3 In A Minor, Op. 56 - "Scottish"
- 8.Overture "The Fair Melusine", Op. 32
- 9."Trumpet Overture", Op. 101 - Allegro Vivace
- 10.Ruy Blas, Op. 95 - Overture To Victor Hugo's Play
- 11.Symphony No. 4 In A, Op. 90 - "Italian"
- 12.Symphony No. 5 In D Minor, Op. 107 - "Reformation"
- 13.Overture For Wind Instruments, Op. 24 (F?R Harmoniemusik)
Claudio Abbado makes a welcome appearance in Collectors Edition at last, with his classic recording of the complete Mendelssohn Symphonies and selected Overtures - now made available at budget price for the first time. This set is regarded as the reference recording of Mendelssohn symphonies by many critics (including Gramophone magazine, for the "Italian" and "Scottish" Symphonies). The four-CD box is further enhanced by the inclusion of four overtures otherwise only available at high price and NOT available in the previous reduced price box set: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, the Ruy Blas Overture, the Trumpet Overture and the Overture for Wind Instruments.