Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique. Mendelssohn: Ein Sommernachtstraum
Pierre Monteux
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4808893
Barcode
00028948088935
Format
1-CD
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HECTOR BERLIOZ
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Ein Sommernachtstraum (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Wiener Philharmoniker
Pierre Monteux

Recording information

Recording Producers: John Culshaw (Berlioz); Erik Smith (Mendelssohn)
Recording Engineer: James Brown
Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 20–24 October 1958 (Berlioz), 25–28 November 1957 (Mendelssohn)
Mastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘a lyrical interpretation … beautifully done … excellently recorded’ (Berlioz) Gramophone, November 1960

‘enchanting … attractive … the conducting and the Vienna Philharmonic’s playing are a continual delight. Monteux gets the utmost delicacy in the ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ music and misses not a single deft touch in the orchestration.’ (Mendelssohn) Gramophone