At two separate times, Felix Mendelssohn composed music for William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream (in German Ein Sommernachtstraum). First in 1826, near the start of his career, he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). Later, in 1842, only a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) for a production of the play, into which he incorporated the existing Overture. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March.
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, op. 61: No. 2. L'istesso Tempo: 'How now, spirit, whither wander you?' 2'19. 4. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Incidental Music, op. 61: Fairy March. Andante: 'What thous seest when thou dost wake?' 1'11. 7. 5. Intermezzo. Allegro Apassionato: 'This is thy negligence'.
Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, MWV N 16 "Italienische": IV. Saltarello: Presto. A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21, MWV P 3. 12:230:30. 6. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13: Scherzo. 61, MWV M 13: Intermezzo. 8. 61, MWV M 13: Notturno. 9. 61, MWV M 13: Wedding March.
Wedding March, Opus 61, N. Catalogue number on labels: ST. 343 Catalogue number on sleeve: T 343. It was common practise for the World Record Club to release both stereo and mono versions, but to use the same sleeve for both versions carrying the mono catalogue number "T 343". The stereo version has a "World Stereo" sticker on the front. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Notturno, 07:14.
I can't recall a better recording of the piece and I've been listening and collecting for over fifty years. The selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream are in the same league and, though sadly not complete, cover most of the important selections. My one quibble is that the two pieces seem a bit skimpy considering the capacity of a compact disc.
Album · 1991 · 9 Songs. Symphony No. 4 In a Major - Op. 90 Italian: Saltarello presto. A Midsummer Nights Dream - Op. 61: Overture. 61: Scherzo.
90, MWV N 16 "Italian": I. Allegro vivace - più animato (08:24, 320Kb/s). Феликс Мендельсон - Le Songe d'une nuit d'été, Op. 61, MWV M13: Finale (04:48, 320Kb/s). 61, MWV M13: Dance of the Clowns (01:52, 320Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Nights Dream - Incidental Music & Symphony No. 4 (2017).