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A new season of Theatre Music begins with a rare chance to hear Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with Mendelssohn's complete incidental music in the context of a fully staged production. Recorded at London's historic Middle Temple Hall.

Presented by Jonathan Swain.

3 hours

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Boxing Day 2011 14:00

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Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    'Solveig's Song' from Peer Gynt

    Conductor: Rory MacDonald Performer: Malin Christensson (soprano) Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream

    Performer: Alex Hassell (Lysander/Flute) Performer: Catherine Bailey (Helena/Snug) Performer: Daniel Rigby (Demetrius/Starveling) Performer: Elena Pavli (Hermia/Quince/First Fairy) Performer: James Garnon (Puck/Snout) Performer: John Paul Connolly (Bottom/Egeus) Performer: Martin Turner (Oberon/Theseus) Performer: Melanie Jessop (Titania/Hippolyta) Performer: Tim Carroll - Musical Director Performer: Choir of the orchestra of the Age of Englightenment Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Conductor: Charles Hazlewood

  • Benjamin Britten

    Gloriana - symphonic suite

    Performer: Robert Murray (tenor) Performer: BBC Philharmonic Conductor: Edward Gardner

  • Georges Jacobi Algeria - 'Danse mauresque' & 'Danse de Sabre' from Tableau III

    Conductor: Benjamin Pope Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra