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‘With baroque music as "flavour of the age", it seems only natural that we should rediscover – indeed reappraise – all that is neat, winsome and uncluttered in Mendelssohn's music, its slender forms and high level of invention. (…) Herreweghe's lively offering is best recommended to those whose main priority is a sense of period orchestral texture' Gramophone ‘…one of the lightest performances of the work that I have ever heard.' Fanfare
This title was released for the first time in 1994.
“Herreweghe draws some imaginative colours from Mendelssohn's brilliant score with an outstanding contribution from soprano Sandrine Piau.”
24th June 2012
“This unusually full version of Mendelssohn’s Shakespeare score — only music inseparable from the spoken word is omitted — is a delight. Herreweghe’s period-instrument band make the most of the riches offered.”
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