Mendelssohn: Midsummer Nights Dream; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 / Klemperer

> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act I: Beginning: Ouverture
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act I: Scherzo
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act II: Elfenmarsch
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act II: Lied: Bunte Schlangen, zweigezungt (First Elfe, Chorus, Second Elfe)
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act II: Intermezzo
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act III: Notturno
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act IV: Hochzeitsmarsch
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act V: Trauermarsch
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act V: Ein Tanz von Rupeln
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act V: Allegro vivace come I.
> A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Sung in German) - Act V: Finale: Bei des Feuers mattem Filmmern (Chorus, First Elfe)
> Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 - I. Allegro vivace e con brio
> Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 - II. Allegretto scherzando
> Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 - III. Tempo di menuetto
> Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 - IV. Allegro vivace
> Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 (rehearsal excerpts) - Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 (rehearsal excerpts)

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

These performances date from 1955, a period when Klemperer was at his most authoritative and spent a number of seasons guest conducting in Cologne. He became principal conductor of the Philharmonia in London in 1959 following the departure of von Karajan for Berlin. Both Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream and Beethoven Symphony No.8 are sourced from the original WDR tapes and have been superbly re-mastered. They appear for the 1st time here on CD.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, Germany.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Performers: Käthe Siepermann; Hanna Ludwig (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, Germany (06/09/1955-06/11/1955)
  • Running Time: 42 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 25 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 :: Rehearsal
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1807