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Iván Fischer|Mendelssohn : Incidental Music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Mendelssohn : Incidental Music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Pro Musica - Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer

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With one of the very best orchestras in the world, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, one of today’s most fascinating conductor, Iván Fischer, offers one of the most beautiful recent interpretations of Mendelssohn’s integral A Midsummer Night's Dream. In other words: first the Overture, the phenomenal stroke of genius of a seventeen-year-old – one can only wonder where he discovered all of these orchestral inventions, as in 1826, templates were still rare and Berlioz had yet to enter the musical scene. Afterwards, the remaining pieces were composed sixteen years later for the theatrical presentation of Shakespeare’s play with musical interludes: thirteen very diverse pieces, ranging from the fabulous Scherzo − a masterpiece of finesse and orchestral invention – to delicious singing moments, as well as a pre-Mahler funeral march (reminiscent of Frère Jacques from Mahler’s Symphony No. 1), the overly well-known wedding march, the grotesque dance, and many more. There is little doubt that this is, if not Mendelssohn’s greatest masterpiece, at least one of his absolute pinnacle works. Presented here in a truly irresistible interpretation. © SM/Qobuz

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Iván Fischer

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1
Overture (Allegro di molto)
Iván Fischer
00:13:47

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

2
Scherzo (Allegro vivace) (For soprano, alto, women's choir, orchestra)
Iván Fischer
00:04:33

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

3
Allegro vivace
Iván Fischer
00:01:35

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

4
Song with choir (First & Second Fairies, Choir)
Anna Lucia Richter
00:04:24

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano (First Fairy) - Barbara Kozelj, alto (Second Fairy) - Pro Musica (Women's Choir), Nyíregyháza - Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

5
Intermezzo (Allegro appassionato)
Iván Fischer
00:03:23

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

6
Notturno (Andante tranquillo)
Iván Fischer
00:06:05

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

7
Wedding March (Allegro vivace)
Iván Fischer
00:05:24

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

8
Funeral March (Andante comodo)
Iván Fischer
00:01:32

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

9
Dance of the clowns (Allegro di molto)
Iván Fischer
00:01:50

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

10
Finale (Allegro di molto)
Iván Fischer
00:05:17

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Felix Mendelssohn, composer

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

11
May Night, Op. 9 No .6 (For soprano)
Anna Lucia Richter
00:02:25

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano - Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Fanny Mendelssohn, composer - Ludwig Hölty (1748-1776), poet

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

12
Distance, Op. 9 No. 2 (For soprano)
Anna Lucia Richter
00:02:58

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano - Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Fanny Mendelssohn, composer - Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853), poet

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

13
Gondola Song, Op. 1 No. 6 (For soprano)
Anna Lucia Richter
00:03:13

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano - Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer, conductor - Fanny Mendelssohn, composer - Emanuel von Geibel (1815-1884), poet

(C) 2018 Channel Classics Records (P) 2018 Channel Classics Records

Album Description

With one of the very best orchestras in the world, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, one of today’s most fascinating conductor, Iván Fischer, offers one of the most beautiful recent interpretations of Mendelssohn’s integral A Midsummer Night's Dream. In other words: first the Overture, the phenomenal stroke of genius of a seventeen-year-old – one can only wonder where he discovered all of these orchestral inventions, as in 1826, templates were still rare and Berlioz had yet to enter the musical scene. Afterwards, the remaining pieces were composed sixteen years later for the theatrical presentation of Shakespeare’s play with musical interludes: thirteen very diverse pieces, ranging from the fabulous Scherzo − a masterpiece of finesse and orchestral invention – to delicious singing moments, as well as a pre-Mahler funeral march (reminiscent of Frère Jacques from Mahler’s Symphony No. 1), the overly well-known wedding march, the grotesque dance, and many more. There is little doubt that this is, if not Mendelssohn’s greatest masterpiece, at least one of his absolute pinnacle works. Presented here in a truly irresistible interpretation. © SM/Qobuz

Details of original recording : Recorded January 2015, Palace of Arts, Budapest

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