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Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, etc / Herbig, et al

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Mendelssohn's beautiful settings to Shakespeare are heard in this early performance by Gunther Herbig, now one of Europe's major conductors. The two Overtures, in Masur's sweeping interpretations, are a delightful bonus.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Performer: Ingeborg Springer (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Günther Herbig
  • Running Time: 41 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 11/14/1833

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 05/1828