Midsummer Shakespeare

Antonio Pappano & Ian Bostridge - Shakespeare Songs (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Antonio Pappano & Ian Bostridge - Shakespeare Songs (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:39 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Grammy Award-winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.
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.
Valentina Coladonato, Mirko Guadagnini - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 125 & Duets, Op. 97 (2017)

Valentina Coladonato, Mirko Guadagnini - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 125 & Duets, Op. 97
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 100:23 min | 360 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 35 | Rls.date: 2017

This new issue offers the first complete recording of the Shakespeare Sonnets by Castelnuovo Tedesco.Castelnuovo Tedesco wrote most of these songs in the USA, after his forced exile from Fascist Italy in 1938. He has been all his life fascinated by William Shakespeare and his sonnets: it is a perfectly musical language: I dare say that it unites the spiritual subtlety of English with the sonorous splendor of the Italian..Shakespeare acts like a mirror of humanity, expressing sentiments that are both his and universal, they are absolute and eternal, expressed by means of an extraordinary perfect wealth of images…each sonnet is a miniature drama, a theatrical play..

Picture Palace Music - Midsummer (2010)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 3, 2017
Picture Palace Music - Midsummer (2010)

Picture Palace Music - Midsummer (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 421 MB | Covers (2 MB) included
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Groove Unlimited (GR-173)

Music that is a perfect mix between electronic music, rock and prog and therefore may attract a diversity of music lovers. Picture Palace Music is an electronic music band from Berlin, Germany, the city where serious electronic music was born. Thorsten "Q" Quaeschning, keyboardplayer in Tangerine Dream, is head of the project. The main idea of the group that was founded in 2003 is to reproduce the musical dynamic and experiments of old live accompaniment for silent movies and to give them a modern soundtrack with nowadays-technical options. This shows that the old silent movies are not mouldy: they are timeless and fascinating…
Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (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.
LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017) [Official Digital Download]

LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:03 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.’

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