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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Ma'alot Quintet

Mendelssohn
Release Date: 01/15/2013 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 3451766   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ma'alot Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Ma’alot Wind Quintet has recorded selections from Mendelssohn’s fabulous A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in arrangements written by the quintet's clarinetist Ulf-Guido Schäfer that fit like a tailor-made suit. Also included on this album is a wind quintet version of Mendelssohn's Sting Quartet No. 5 Op. 44 no 3 and the Overture for Winds. These arrangements and the exquisite musicianship almost make these pieces sound as if Mendelssohn intended them for wind quintet!

- (Based on notes by Dabringhaus & Grimm)
The Ma’alot Wind Quintet has recorded selections from Mendelssohn’s fabulous A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in arrangements written by the quintet's clarinetist Ulf-Guido Schäfer that fit like a tailor-made suit. Also included on this album is a wind quintet version of Mendelssohn's Sting Quartet No. 5 Op. 44 no 3 and the Overture for Winds. These arrangements and the exquisite musicianship almost make these pieces sound as if Mendelssohn intended them for wind quintet!

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Works on This Recording

1.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Excerpt(s) by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ma'alot Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 5 in E flat major, Op. 44 no 3 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ma'alot Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
3.
Overture for Wind Instruments in C major, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ma'alot Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824/1838; Germany 

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