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Your weekly anti-Recession musical medication

As we settle into another week of the long, deep recession, here's some more great music and music-making to help ease the pain and anxiety. This particular case simultaneously honors the 2009 bicentennial of Mendelssohn's birth. I think the Adagio from his Symphony No. 3 (the Scottish) is one of his most deeply poetic inspirations. I also think anything conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos is deeply poetic, too. So here's an ideal combination, Mendelssohn and Mitropoulos, with the Minneapolis Symphony (very old recording, very out-of-date sound -- get over it):

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 In A Minor, Op. 56, "Scottish" - III. Adagio - Dimitri MITROPOULOS; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

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