Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Teenager Composed That?

Mendelssohn wrote this Midsummer Night's Dream overture when he was only 17 years old (1826.)

This music is included as the soundtrack for the 1999 film. The occasional 'braying' sound refers to the
Kevin Klein as Bottom, Michelle Pfeiffer as Titania.
character Bottom. Every production of this play by Shakespeare completely cracks me up every time; I don't exactly know why.

I am greatly looking forward to the production this summer in San Diego at the Old Globe.

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDvZaMl4RU 

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