Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Monteverdi Choir (choir, chorus); London Symphony Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
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  1. A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21
  2. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61
  3. A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21
  4. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61
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You might not have expected John Eliot Gardiner, with his weighty and self-consciously spiritual Bach recordings, to emerge as a conductor of the gossamer Mendelssohn (with the possible exception of the neo-Baroque Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 ("Lobgesang"), which he has in fact done well with). Yet here it is: he has conducted major Mendelssohn works in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, with nary a historical instrument in sight, and one of those concerts, featuring the Midsummer Night's Dream overture ...

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream 2017, LSO Live

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