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Fingal's Cave & Ruy Blas Overtures - Mendelssohn (works of inspiration & characteristic workmanship, Decca 10inch - LW 5193)

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(featuring The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Schuricht)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) visited Scotland in 1829 ; it can be said that rarely, was the German composer so excited nor animated, as on that holiday. The "Fingal's Cave (Hebrides)" Overture was composed the following year (save a revision in 1832), and is by all standards, one of Mendelssohn's most inspired orchestral works.
Side One : Fingal's Cave (Hebrides) Overture Op.26, by Mendelssohn (1830/32).

The "Ruy Blas" Overture was composed by Mendelssohn in 1839, as prelude-music for Victor Hugo's titular play, which was being staged in Leipzig at the time. Although Hugo's play was a great success, Mendelssohn personally had reservations, seeing it as an overly-typical, romantic drama. Indeed, the listener should not try to relate this overture to the play in question : The music is more operatic in style, and while it does not bear the characteristic "Mendelssohn-Imprint" like "Fingal's Cave", the workmanship is unquestionable ...
Side Two : Ruy Blas Overture Op.95, by Mendelssohn (1839).

Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX-/EX-.

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Band/artist(s):
Mendelssohn (works of inspiration & characteristic workmanship, Decca 10inch
Catalogue number:
LW 5193)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Decca
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
2

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(featuring The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Schuricht)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) visited Scotland in 1829 ; it can be said that rarely, was the German composer so excited nor animated, as on that holiday. The "Fingal's Cave (Hebrides)" Overture was composed the following year (save a revision in 1832), and is by all standards, one of Mendelssohn's most inspired orchestral works.
Side One : Fingal's Cave (Hebrides) Overture Op.26, by Mendelssohn (1830/32).

The "Ruy Blas" Overture was composed by Mendelssohn in 1839, as prelude-music for Victor Hugo's titular play, which was being staged in Leipzig at the time. Although Hugo's play was a great success, Mendelssohn personally had reservations, seeing it as an overly-typical, romantic drama. Indeed, the listener should not try to relate this overture to the play in question : The music is more operatic in style, and while it does not bear the characteristic "Mendelssohn-Imprint" like "Fingal's Cave", the workmanship is unquestionable ...
Side Two : Ruy Blas Overture Op.95, by Mendelssohn (1839).

Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX-/EX-.

Band/artist(s):
Mendelssohn (works of inspiration & characteristic workmanship, Decca 10inch
Catalogue number:
LW 5193)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Decca
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
2

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