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Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream / Kubelik, Mathis


Release Date: 10/12/2009 
Label:  Dg Galleria Catalog #: 415840   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Carl Maria von WeberFelix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Edith MathisUrsula Boese
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream has two charming soloists in Edith Mathis and Ursula Boese; Rafael Kubelik conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a fresh, delightful performance with lots of good humour, and he also directs the same orchestra in vigorous, well-shaped accounts of two Weber overtures, Oberon and Der Freischütz, to complete a long and excellent record which has good sound despite its mid-1960s origins.

-- Gramophone [7/1986]
Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream has two charming soloists in Edith Mathis and Ursula Boese; Rafael Kubelik conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a fresh, delightful performance with lots of good humour, and he also directs the same orchestra in vigorous, well-shaped accounts of two Weber overtures, Oberon and Der Freischütz, to complete a long and excellent record which has good sound despite its mid-1960s origins.

-- Gramophone [7/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1. Oberon, J 306: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
2. Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
3. Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
4. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano), Ursula Boese (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 

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