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Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
Felix [1] Mendelssohn, Franz [Vienna] Schubert, Clemens Krauss
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Felix [1] Mendelssohn, Franz [Vienna] Schubert, Clemens Krauss, Dagmar Hermann, Ilona Steingruber
Title: Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Urania
Release Date: 6/28/2000
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 675754211424, 8025726221463
 

CD Reviews

A real find in the Krauss discography
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 10/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Because he died in his early fifties and didn't make it into the stereo era, Clemens Krauss is something of a forgotten figure. With the exception of a famous Bayreuth Ring cycle, a handful of Richard Strauss recordings, and some Strauss family collections, Krauss's wider abilities remain obscured. Here we have an good-sounding Midsummer Night's Dream with the Vienna Sym. that is lush, romantic, and very, very traditional. The music is thrice-familiar, but Krauss plays it suavely and with infectious good humor. In the post-war era the Vienna Sym. declined considerably, but here they sound lovely. The filler is a rarely heard Schuert choral work, Gesang der Geister, that receives a committed, heartfelt reading.

In sum, even though I know nothing about this recording's provenance, it's a great find."