The Symphony No. 5 in D major/D minor, Op. 107, known as the Reformation, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1830 in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession. The Confession is a key document of Lutheranism and its Presentation to Emperor Charles V in June 1530 was a momentous event of the Protestant Reformation. This symphony was written for a full orchestra and was Mendelssohn's second extended symphony. It was not published until 1868, 21 years after the composer's death – hence its numbering as '5'. Although the symphony is not very frequently performed, it is better known today than it was during Mendelssohn's lifetime.
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Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonie n°5 en ré majeur, Op. 107 "Reformation"
Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia n. 5 in re maggiore, Op. 107 "Reformation"
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sinfonie Nr. 5 D-dur, Op. 107 "Reformation"