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The World's Greatest Music
Discover the greatest composers and performers from Scotland - past and present - and those who were inspired by the country.
Mendelssohn’s three-week tour around Scotland in the summer of 1829 took him to Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Fort William, Oban and the Western Isles. It was there, on 7 August, that he was inspired to write his Hebrides Overture. And he noted down the opening theme for his Scottish Symphony during a visit to Holyrood Palace. Interestingly, the symphony does not make use of Scottish tunes.
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