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A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été

Author: Felix Mendelssohn-BartholdyKathleen BattleFrederica Von StadeJudi DenchSeiji OzawaAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, New York, N.Y. : Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Classics & Jazz, a division of Polygram Records [1994] ℗1994
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Genre/Form: Art music
Monologues (Music)
Incidental music
Musical settings
Classical
Mises en musique
Excerpts
Extraits
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Kathleen Battle; Frederica Von Stade; Judi Dench; Seiji Ozawa; William Shakespeare; Tanglewood Festival Chorus,; Boston Symphony Orchestra,
OCLC Number: 32407639
Language Note: Vocal portions sung and narrated in English.
Notes: Title from disc label.
Incidental music for narrator, soloists, chorus, and orchestra.
Program notes in English, and vocal texts in English and German (16 pages : illustrations) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Kathleen Battle, soprano ; Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano ; Judi Dench, narrator ; Tanglewood Festival Chorus ; Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded
1992 October
Symphony Hall, Boston.
Description: 1 audio disc (55 min., 38 sec.) : digital, CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Overture, op. 21 --
Incidental music, op. 61: No. 1, Scherzo ; No. 2, L'istesso tempo ; March of the fairies ; No. 3, Song with chorus ; No. 4, Andante-Allegro molto ; "Help me, Lysander, help me!" ; No. 5, Intermezzo ; No. 7, Nocturne ; No. 8, Andante ; No. 9, Wedding march ; No. 10, Allegro comodo ; Marcia funebre ; "Will it please you to see the epilogue" ; No. 11, A dance of clowns ; No. 12, Allegro vivace come I ; No. 13, Finale.
Medium of Performance: speaker
chorus
orchestra
Numeric Designation of Musical Works: op. 21, op. 61
Other Titles: Sommernachtstraum.
Sommernachtstraum
Songe d'une nuit d'été
Responsibility: Felix Mendelssohn ; text edited for a single narrator by Evans Mirageas & Seiji Ozawa.

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Incredible incidental music!

by korovision (WorldCat user published 2012-08-29) Excellent Permalink

The overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream was written when Mendelssohn was just 17 and it is truly one of the great masterpieces of the Romantic era. Much later in Mendelssohn's short life, he was commissioned to write the incidental music to Shakespeare's play and the result is a number...
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