Klemperer, Otto

Otto Klemperer – Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Vinyl
18 Aug 2017

Barcode: 0190295801762

Other participants: Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus

Otto Klemperer was very much a man of the theatre. “Here, opera and drama were truly united,” he said of his time at Berlin’s Kroll Theatre, a progressive and influential force in the heady years of the Weimar Republic. He was also a man with a sharp sense of humour: this performance of Mendelssohn’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream both glows with enchantment and sparkles with wit.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Incidental Music: Overture, Op. 21  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
02 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Incidental Music: No. 7 Nocturne  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
03 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Incidental Music: No. 2a March of the Fairies  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
04 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Incidental Music: No. 3 "Ye spotted snakes  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
05 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Incidental Music: No. 11 Dance of the Clowns  - Philharmonia Orchestra 
06 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Incidental Music: Finale. "Through the House"  - Philharmonia Orchestra 


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