"Mendelssohn's incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61, was completed 16 years after he wrote the Overture, Op. 21. The consistency of style and musical unity between them belie the disparate dates of composition. The overture was by an incredibly musically gifted youth of 17, and the incidental music was by the music director of Prussia's King Friedrich Wilhelm IV's Academy of the Arts and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Although some consider Mendelssohn's work to be lightweight and uninspired, the entirety of A Midsummer Night's Dream proves otherwise in its inventiveness in reviving his older material and in its expression." - AMG.
"If you can ignore the tape hiss these Mercury Living Presence recordings would be among the finest ever made. Along with the tape hiss, Mercury's engineering captured every nuance of the performances with a clarity and lucidity that few later recordings could match." - AMG.
This LP is a Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording from 196?.
This is a very Early Pressing with RFR2/RFR1 as part of the Matrix.
Mastered by George Piros.
This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques.
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is Exc.
The jacket is NM.
The LP plays NM-.
A large, full, open and detailed sound. The soundstage is wide and somewhat deep with solid imaging. Instruments are highly detailed and have "air" and presence around them. Dynamics are strong and transients fast. Instrumental tonality is exceptional. Instruments maintain their identity even when played in massed groups.
Surface noise (mostly random, low-level "crackle" and occasional "ticks") are mildly audible on quiet passages but do not intrude on the Music. The price has been adjusted to reflect this.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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