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historic musical bits: A midsummer Night`s Dream Incidental Music, Op. 61.



A midsummer Night`s Dream Incidental Music, Op. 61.

Best Classical music: Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, Les Ruses d’amour, Op. 61, Introduction et Scene I, Iasi Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, Horia Andreescu, make music part of your life series


Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, Les Ruses d’amour, Op. 61, Introduction et Scene I

Nathan Milstein – Saint-Saëns – Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61 , great compositions/performances


Nathan Milstein – Saint-Saëns – Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61

Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana”, Op. 61: great compositions/performances


Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana“, Op. 61

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Overture, Op. 61



At separate times, Felix Mendelssohn composed music for William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 1826, near the start of his career, Mendelssohn wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). 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

Conductor: Jane Glover
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Picture: “The Reconciliation of Titania and Oberon” –
                  – Joseph Noel Paton

 

David Oistrakh – Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61 – Kondrashin



Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61

  0:00 -1 Allegro ma non troppo  (D major)
18:30 –  Cadenza  (wonderful interpretation that I held always dear)
22:49 – 2 Larghetto (G major)
31:33  – 3 Rondo. Allegro (D major)

David Oistrakh, violin
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

From Wikipedia: Cadenzas for the work have been written by several notable violinists, including Joachim. The cadenzas by Fritz Kreisler are probably most often employed. More recently, composer Alfred Schnittke provided controversial cadenzas with a characteristically 20th-century flavor; violinist Gidon Kremer has recorded the concerto with the Schnittke cadenzas.[4] New Klezmer-inspired cadenzas written by Airat Ichmatourov for Alexandre Da Costa in 2011 have been recorded by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra for Warner Classics and will be released in 2013.

The following violinists and composers have written cadenzas: Continue reading