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Music: Midsummer Night's Dream

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Click on the Amazon banner, above. Select classical music, and then type in A Midsummer Nights Dream. :D

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Most likely you will only be able to find the incidental music from the play and not the ballet music because Balanchine used the incidental music plus other Mendelssohn and I don't think it has been recorded.

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If you refer to the Balanchine ballet, the pieces you are looking for are:


Overture and incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Opp. 21 and 61 (1826, 1843); Overtures to Athalie, Op. 74 (1845) and The Fair Melusine, Op. 32 (1833); The First Walpurgis Night, Op. 60; Symphony No. 9 for Strings (first three movements) (1823); Overture to Son and Stranger, Op. 89 (1829) by Felix Mendelssohn


Find them all on the Amazon banner at the top of every page of Ballet Talk for Dancers.

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Go to amazon and type in Mendelssohn "Midsummernight´s Dream" or "Sommernachtstraum"- and a thousand and one cds will come up- the stage music (which Balanchine used for the ballet) is extremely popular and easy to find- especially pieces like the "Wedding March".


Haha just came home from a 6 hour rehersal for Midsummernight`s Dream so I am quite fed up with it right now :P

Tomorrow and the whole next week again rehersals every day.


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