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Michael Fremer Rated 10/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics in his February 2012 reviews on www.musicangle.com!
Audio Beat Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sound!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI! Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
Peter Maag conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with sopranos Jennifer Vyvyan and Marion Lowe for this recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn.
"...the instrumental harmonics are mostly life-likeespecially the woodwinds and brass. It's difficult to believe this was recorded fifty years ago...A superb reissue in every way." - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 10/10, Sound 10/10
"[A] highly enjoyable version of the incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream... Maag walk[s] the fine line between the tension and joyfulness that infuse[s] Shakespeares comedy... Given that the original Blue Back was a wonderful recording to begin with, ORGs decision to remaster at 45rpm moves 'wonderful' into the realm of 'superb.' Dynamic swings abound in this piece, so if your system is up to the task, youll hear the full effect. The stereo spread is naturally rendered, both in terms of depth and especially width." - John Crossett, theaudiobeat.com, 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sound
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Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets
Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!
Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
Originally released as London CS 6001
Famous London Records Blueback Series
Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano
Marion Lowe, soprano
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London Symphony Orchestra
Peter Maag, conductor
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Midsummer Night's Dream
LP 1 - Side A:
1. Overture, Op. 21
LP 1 - Side B:
2. Scherzo, Op. 61, No. 1
3. You Spotted Snakes, Op. 61, No. 3
LP 2 - Side C:
4. Intermezzo, Op. 61, No. 5
5. Nocturne, Op. 61, No. 7
LP 2 - Side D:
6. Wedding March
7. Dance of the Clowns, Op. 61, No. 11
8. Finale, Op. 61, No. 1