Life was changing pretty fast in the 18th century, too. Haydn reflected the upheaval with his Symphony No. 62, prefaced by the phrase, "The Times are Changed, and in them changed are we....." We'll try to keep up tonight.
Felix Mendelssohn felt Mary Stuart's spirit so strongly while visiting her chapel at Holyrood Palace that he was compelled to put all of his experiences of his visit to Scotland in his Symphony No. 3. We'll enjoy it tonight.