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Mendelssohn Overtures

Stephen Johnson is joined by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Benjamin Ellin for an exploration of the musical workings of three of Mendelssohn 'symphonic poems' - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and The Hebrides.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture (Op.26)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Benjamin Ellin (conductor)

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt - overture (Op.27)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Benjamin Ellin (conductor)

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music (Op.61)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Benjamin Ellin (conductor)

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