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Mendelssohn's travels around Scotland inspired some of his best compositions: the Hebrides Overture and the Scottish Symphony. But that didn't mean he liked the 'vulgar' local music he heard...
In 1829, after a stunningly successful season of concerts in London, a 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn needed a break. He set off with his best friend, the diplomat Karl Klingemann, on a walking tour of Scotland. Photo: Getty
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