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CD From Hell: Gardiner’s Bloodless Mendelssohn Symphonies

Jens F. Laurson

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Mendelssohn is sometimes given short shrift for being a “nice” […]
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Reference Recording: Complete Symphonies: Dohnányi/VPO (Decca), Symphony No. 1: Karajan/BPO (DG), Symphony No. 2: De Vriend/Netherlands SO (Challenge), Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4: Munch/Boston (RCA), Symphony No. 5: Fey/Heidelberg (Hänssler)

    The Symphonies; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ruy Blas Overture; Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage; Hebrides Overture

    Soloists: Lucy Crowe (soprano); Michael Spyres (tenor); Jurgita Adamonyte (mezzo-soprano)

    London Symphony Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

  • Record Label: LSO Live - LSO0826
  • Medium: Blu-Ray + CD

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