Performed by the wind, brass and percussion sections of the London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado conducting.
Having both performed and conducted this piece I can tell you it is extremely difficult, both technically and harmonically. Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), who became famously known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer of the Early Romantic Period. He lived for only 38 years. Like Mozart, he worked himself to exhaustion and an early death.
During the Third Reich Adolf Hitler banned Mendelssohn’s music from performance in Germany’s concert halls – because Mendelssohn was a Jew.