10.Finale "Through this house give glimm'ring light"
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Whereas his contemporaries Liszt and Wagner were determined to break new musical ground, Felix Mendelssohn was motivated by his prodigious melodic gifts. And so, many of the most indelible masterpieces of the Romantic era were born. Here are 5 CDs' worth: his Symphony No. 3 in A Minor "Scottish"; Symphony No. 4 in A "Italian"; Violin Concerto in E Minor; Octet in E Flat; Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor; Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Lieder Ohne Worte, Op. 53, Nos. 1-3; Lieder Ohne Worte, Op. 30, Nos. 3-6; Lieder Ohne Worte, Op. 38, Nos. 17-19 , and more!