Mendelssohn – Incidental Music to a Midsummer Night’s Dream – RSO/Weller

[audio:http://new.greensideproductions.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/05-Mendelssohn-excerpt.mp3|titles=05 Mendelssohn excerpt]

“The catalogue is already rich in fine versions of Mendelssohn’s Shakespeare music and a new contender has to be pretty impressive to cope with quality mid-price recordings like those of Klemperer, Kubelik and Litton. Walter Weller’s new disc on Collins is just that, with fine conducting and glorious sound.”

“…This one scores first of all because the sound is beautifully clear: Glasgow’s City Hall acoustic is a warm and grateful one, and engineer Mark Edwards has miked it superbly well – I’ve never heard this old familiar score sound cleaner…”.

[Terry Blain Classic CD]

“… The Royal Scottish Orchestra play very neatly throughout the programme, the recording is good, and Weller conducts competently…”

[A.S. Gramophone]

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