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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...
The two friends ventured further afield, stopping often at a beautiful scene so that Mendelssohn could make a quick pencil sketch. "It is in pictures, ruins and natural surroundings that I find the most music," he wrote. This is Mendelssohn’s sketch of Ben More, on the Isle of Mull.
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