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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream ()

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composed by Felix Mendelssohn, William Shakespeare

As beautiful and complete a performance of Mendelssohn's incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream as there has ever been, this recording comes with all of the fanfares, interludes, dances, songs (exquisitely sung by Rebecca Evans and Joyce DiDonato), choruses, and even the melodramas that other recordings usually omit. As a bonus, it also includes the roughest, brashest, and most brilliant a performance of Mendelssohn's concert Overture for Victor Hugo's Ruy Blas as has ever been recorded. Every intention of the ...

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  1. A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21
  2. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Scerzo. Allegro vivace
  3. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 2. Scene 1. How now, spirit (Shakespeare) / L'istesso tempo / Allegro vivace / Ill met by moonl
  4. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 2. Scene 2. Come, now a roundel (Shakespeare) / Song with chorus: You spotted snake / Allegro m
  5. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 2. Scene 2. What thou seest when thou dost wake (Shakespeare) / Andante
  6. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Intermezzo. Allegro appassionato - Allegro molto comodo
  7. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 3. Scene 1. Come, sit down (Shakespeare) / Allegro / What hempen home-spuns (Shakespeare)
  8. A Midsummer Night's Dream, play: Act 3. Scene 2. I wonder if Titania be awaked
  9. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 3. Nocturne. Con moto tranquillo
  10. A Midsummer Night's Dream, play: Act 4. Scene 1. Welcome, good Robin
  11. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 4. Wedding March
  12. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 5. Scene 1. Come now, what masques (Shakespeare) / Allegro comodo / Marcia funebre. Andante com
  13. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 5. Scene 1. A Dance of the Clowns. Allegro di molto / The iron tongue of midnight (Shakespeare)
  14. A Midsummer Night's Dream, play: Act 5. Scene 1. Now the hungry lion roars
  15. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Act 5. Finale. Allegro di molto / Through the house (Shakespeare)
  16. Ruy Blas, overture for orchestra in C minor, Op. 95
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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2003, Virgin

UPC: 724354553226

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