Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61, etc.

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61, etc.

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ELQ4801279

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1

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0028948012794

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78 minutes

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Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Op. 60


Lynne Dawson (soprano), Horst Laubenthal (tenor), Margarita Lilowa (mezzo-soprano), Dalia Schaechter (mezzo-soprano), Alfred Sramek (bass)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (RSO), Frauenchor des Rundfunk, Berlin, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohnanyi

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Vladimir Ashkenazy's truly magical account of Mendelssohn's most beautiful fairy music - A Midsummer Night's Dream - returns to the catalogue, coupled with another fantastical work, The First Walpurgisnacht, in a scintillating performance from Christoph von Dohnanyi.

Felix Mendelssohn: Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op.21

Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op.21

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music

No.1 Scherzo

Over Hill, Over Dale

No.3 Song With Chorus: "Bunte Schlangen, zweigezüngt"

No.5 Intermezzo

No.7 Notturno

No.9 Wedding March

No.10 a) Prologue

No.10 b) Funeral March

No.11 Dance Of The Clowns

Finale: "Though This House Give Glimm'ring Light"

Felix Mendelssohn: Der Erste Walpurgisnacht, Op.60

Overture

1. Es lacht der Mai!

2. Könnt ihr so verwegen handeln?

3. Wer Opfer heut' zu bringen scheut

4. Verteilt euch hier

5. Diese dumpfen Pfaffenchristen..6. Kommt mit Zacken

7. So weit gebracht..VIII. Hailf, ach hilf mir...

Penguin Guide

2011 edition

“with an excellent, warm and vivid recording, superb orchestral playing and lively direction, it is thoroughly recommendable. What makes this CD so appealing, howver, is the composer's much rarer dramatic cantata, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht....an attractive double package, well worth exploring.”

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