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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...
Mendelssohn was particularly dazzled by the Isle of Staffa off the western coast of Scotland, an experience that gave rise to his 'Hebrides Overture' - also known as 'Fingal's Cave'. He began composing the piece straight away and finished it the following year. Photo: Getty
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