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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Brüggen, Et Al


Release Date: 02/14/2000 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 921101   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Orlanda VelezMonica Moniz
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th CenturyGulbenkian Foundation Chorus Lisbon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
BBC Music (5/98, p.68) - "Conductors have long used Mendelssohn's music for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to display an orchestra's refinement, transparency and polish. By contrast...Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century opt to emphasise the grain of the music rather than its evanescence....All told, this performance has a character all its own..."
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (5/98, p.68) - "Conductors have long used Mendelssohn's music for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to display an orchestra's refinement, transparency and polish. By contrast...Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century opt to emphasise the grain of the music rather than its evanescence....All told, this performance has a character all its own..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
2. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Orlanda Velez (Soprano), Monica Moniz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus Lisbon,  Orchestra of the 18th Century
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 

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