Midsummer Shakespeare

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961) [Japan 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961) [Japan 2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:42 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,38 GB
or FLAC Tracks 2.0 Stereo (Official Digital Download) 24bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | 1005 MB

Otto Klemperer was very much a man of the theatre. “Here, opera and drama were truly united”, he said of his time at Berlin’s Kroll Theatre, a progressive and influential force in the heady years of the Weimar Republic. He was also a man with a sharp sense of humour: this performance of Mendelssohn’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream both glows with enchantment and sparkles with wit.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Feb. 22, 2018
CliffsNotes on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Karin Jacobson, "CliffsNotes on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
2000 | pages: 99 | ISBN: 0764586726 | PDF | 1,2 mb
Oberon Trio - Oberon Celebrates Shakespeare (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Oberon Trio - Oberon Celebrates Shakespeare (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:08 minutes | 604 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ten years ago, in 2006, three musicians got together to play Mendelssohn. The trio eventually started looking for an appropriate name, and they eventually found their “patron” in Oberon, one of the characters in Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The King of the Elves embodies the pleasure anyone can find in metamorphosis, in games and creativity, and that remains this musical trio’s creed until today – the will to remain flexible at all times, avoiding any sort of routine in music-making and programming. “We ‘compose’ our programmes with great care”, affirms cellist Antoaneta Emanuilova.
John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 55+97 min | 32,4 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 192 kHz / 10478 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 55+97 min | 6,4 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | LSO Live

Continuing his award-winning cycle of works by Felix Mendelssohn, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the LSO, his Monteverdi Choir and three talented young actors from the Guildhall in a landmark performance of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', which was performed as part of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the celebrations, Gardiner produced a special version of the work featuring some cuts to the original movements that, in his words, "remove all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focus on the world of the fairies and the human lovers". Mendelssohn, who adored Shakespeare’s writings, composed his concert overture based on 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in 1827 aged 17, after having read a German translation of the play. The overture was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and quickly became a popular favourite throughout Europe. Years later in 1843 he was asked by the King of Prussia to provide a score for an entire production: 14 short works based on themes and moods from the original overture, with a broadly romantic sound although classical in style and structure.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at March 21, 2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
English | June 15, 2008 | ISBN: 0199535868 | 65 Pages | PDF | 0.30 MB

A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular play, particularly as a first introduction to Shakespeare for children–filled as it is with a marvelous mixture of aristocrats, workers, and fairies. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree.
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015) [24-96]

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:07 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Following a series of acclaimed recordings of 19th-century music including complete cycles of the symphonies by Schubert and Schumann, Thomas Dausgaard and his Swedish Chamber Orchestra turn to Felix Mendelssohn…
London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:06 min | 190 MB
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Continuing his award-winning cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the London Symphony Orchestra, his singers and actors through a novel performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: this version—performed as part of the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death—makes some cuts to the original movements, in Gardiner's words, ‘removing all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focusing on the world of the fairies and the human lovers.’
William Shakespeare’s «A Midsummer Night’s Dream» in the History of Music Theater

Ulrike Küpper, "William Shakespeare’s «A Midsummer Night’s Dream» in the History of Music Theater"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 3631609345 | PDF | pages: 296 | 4.9 mb

BBC - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Oct. 12, 2016
BBC - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)

BBC - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2215 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 1.51 GB
Audio: English AAC 188 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Classic Shakespeare play adapted for television by Russell T Davies. In the tyrannical court of Athens, pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the town below, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild woods, dark forces are stirring…

BBC Shakespeare Lives - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 13, 2016
BBC Shakespeare Lives - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)

BBC Shakespeare Lives - A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 4507 Kbps | 3h 5mn | 5.97 GiB
Audio: English AAC 93.5 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The first ever production live streamed around the world from The Globe.