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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 great popularity already enjoyed by Mendelssohn in Britain was enhanced even further when Queen Victoria granted Mendelssohn royal approval to dedicate the Scottish Symphony to her. She is seen here at Balmoral with her Scottish attendant John Brown. Photo: Getty
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