A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61

At two separate points in his career, Mendelssohn wrote music for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: in 1826 he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21) and in 1842 the incidental music (Op. 61), to which he incorporated the overture. The overture, while a romantic piece overall, incorporates classical elements (both in form and harmonic language), as well as a surprising number of 'effects'. The incidental music was written to a commision from King Frederick William IV of Prussia, after hearing a presentation of Antigone to Mendelssohn's incidental music. The ... more

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Overture
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Scherzo
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Song with choir
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Nocturne
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Wedding March
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Dance of Clowns

Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. The grandson of the ...
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