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Saturday, June 16, 2018 Permalink

A Midsummer Night's Connection

Edwin Landseer - Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania and Bottom)

 

It’s a much-beloved comic tale of mismatched lovers, low-comedy buffoons, and a host of fairy spirits.

In this hour, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in music by Purcell, Mendelssohn, Britten, Weber, Korngold, Orff and more.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
       
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner Philips 411 106-1 028941110626
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas [for A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite] Ama Deus Ensemble Lyrichord LEMS 8057  744457805725
Weber: Oberon Revolutionary & Romantic Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner  Decca 478 3488 028947834885 
Hummel: Oberon’s Magic Horn Gavle Symphony Orchestra, Uwe Grodd Naxos 8.557845 747313284528 
Musica Mexicana, Vol. 1 [for [Ponce Scherzo de Puck] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Batiz Brilliant Classics 8771 5029365877121
Satie: Orchestral Works  Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse, Michel Plasson EMI Classics 341444-2 094634144421
Mendelssohn/Korngold: Midsummer Night’s Dream film score  Germany Symphony Orchestra of Berlin and Choir, Gerd Albrecht CPO 999 449-2 761203944927 
Orff: Ein Sommernachtstraum Andechs Festival Choir and Munich Radio Orchestra, Christian von Gehren cond. CPO 777 657-2 761203765720 
Castelnouvo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures 1 West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Penny Naxos 8. .572500 747313250073 
Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox EMI Classics 40621 5099964062129 
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete play with dialog) Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Philhrmonic Singers. Jaime Laredo cond. Nimbus NI 5041/2 0710357504129

 

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