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Mendelssohn: Sym No 4/Overtures/Midsummer

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Schubert, Franz : Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26)
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Notes & Reviews:

The Decca Ansermet legacy on eloquence continues to garner the highest plaudits from publications all around the world and the latest batch presents the maestro's recordings of four key Austro-German romantics: Schubert, Weber, Mendelssohn and Schumann. This 2-cd set brings together all of Ansermet's Mendelssohn and Schubert recordings for Decca adopting clarity and muscularity over homogeneity, Ansermet's Mendelssohn has dalliance and grace, not to mention wit. The Schubert Rosamunde music is notable particularly for its gorgeously cradled b-flat entr'acte as well as the ballet music no. 1, previously unpublished, possibly due to the limiting length of the lp side - the original lp coupling the Mendelssohn Midsummer night's dream excerpts with Schubert's Rosamunde.

The decca ansermet legacy on eloquence continues to garner the highest plaudits from publications all around the world and the latest batch presents the maestro's recordings of four key austro-german romantics: schubert, weber, mendelssohn and schumann. This 2-cd set brings together all of ansermet's mendelssohn and schubert recordings for decca Adopting clarity and muscularity over homogeneity, ansermet's mendelssohn has dalliance and grace, not to mention wit. The schubert rosamunde music is notable particularly for its gorgeously cradled b-flat entr'acte as well as the ballet music no. 1, previously unpublished, possibly due to the limiting length of the lp side - the original lp coupling the mendelssohn midsummer night's dream excerpts with schubert's rosamunde.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/08/1839

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 11/14/1833

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Notes: Composition written: 03/13/1833.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/13/1833

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/06/1826

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Scherzo
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Notturno
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Wedding March
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Schubert, Franz : Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26)
  • Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
  • Running Time: 33 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823