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First innear the start of his career, he wrote a concert overture Op. Later, inonly a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music Op. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March. The Overture in E majorOp. The Overture was written after Mendelssohn had read a German translation of the play in While a romantic piece in atmosphere, the Overture incorporates many classical Vienna Philharmonic* - Mendelssohn Incidental Music To A Midsummer Nights Dream Sch, being cast in sonata form and shaped by regular phrasings and harmonic transitions.
The piece is also noted for its striking instrumental effects, such as the emulation of scampering 'fairy feet' at the beginning and the braying of Bottom as an ass effects which were influenced by the aesthetic ideas and suggestions of Mendelssohn's friend at the time, Adolf Bernhard Marx. Heinrich Eduard Jacobin his biography of the composer, surmised that Mendelssohn had scribbled the opening chords after hearing an evening breeze rustle the leaves in the garden of the family's Cannibale - Mixtape 4. The overture begins with four chords in the winds.
Following the first theme in the parallel minor E minor representing the dancing fairies, a transition the royal music of the court of Athens leads to a second theme, that of the lovers. This is followed by the braying of Bottom with the "hee-hawing" being evoked by the strings.
A final group of themes, reminiscent of craftsmen and hunting calls, brings the exposition to a close. The fairies dominate most of the development section, while the Lover's theme is played in a minor key.
The recapitulation begins with the same opening four chords in the winds, followed by the Fairies theme and the other section in the second theme, including Bottom's braying. The fairies return, and ultimately have the final word in the codajust as in Shakespeare's play. The overture ends once again with the same opening four chords by the winds. Mendelssohn had turned 18 just over two weeks earlier. He had to travel 80 miles through a raging snowstorm to get to the concert,  which was his first public appearance.
After the intermission, he joined the first violins for a performance of Beethoven 's Ninth Symphony. The first British performance of the Overture was conducted by Mendelssohn himself, on 24 Juneat the Argyll Rooms in London, at a concert in benefit of the victims of the floods in Silesiaand Vienna Philharmonic* - Mendelssohn Incidental Music To A Midsummer Nights Dream Sch by an orchestra that had been assembled by Mendelssohn's friend Sir George Smart.
Mendelssohn wrote the incidental musicOp. The producer was Ludwig Tieck. This was followed by incidental music for Vienna Philharmonic* - Mendelssohn Incidental Music To A Midsummer Nights Dream Sch Oedipus at Colonus Potsdam, 1 November ; published posthumously as Op.
There are also vocal sections and other purely instrumental movements, including the Scherzo, Nocturne and Wedding March. The vocal numbers include the song "Ye spotted snakes" and the melodramas "Over hill, over dale", "The Spells", "What hempen homespuns", and "The Removal of the Spells". The melodramas served to enhance Shakespeare's text. Act I was played without music. The Scherzowith its sprightly scoring, dominated by chattering winds and dancing strings, acts as an intermezzo between Acts I and II.
The Scherzo leads directly into the first melodrama, a passage of text spoken over music. Oberon's arrival is accompanied by a fairy march, scored with triangle and cymbals.
The second Intermezzo comes at the end of the second act. Act III includes a quaint march for the entrance of the Mechanicals.
We soon hear music quoted from the Overture to accompany the action. There is only one melodrama in Act IV. This closes with a reprise of Pierre Monteux Nocturne to accompany the mortal lovers' sleep.
The intermezzo between Acts IV and V is the famous Wedding Marchprobably the most popular single piece of music composed by Mendelssohn, and one of the most ubiquitous pieces of Feels Like A Prayer - Sascha* & Ben Liebrand - Summer Dance Hits ever written.
Act V contains more music than any other, to accompany the wedding feast. There is a brief fanfare for trumpets and timpani, a parody of a funeral march, and a Bergamask dance. The dance uses Bottom's braying from the Overture as its main thematic material.
The play has three brief epilogues. The first is introduced with a reprise of the theme of the Wedding March and the fairy music of the Overture.
Puck's famous valedictory speech "If we shadows have offended" is accompanied, as day breaks, by the four chords first heard at the very beginning of the Overture, bringing the work full circle and to a fitting close. The purely instrumental movements Sign Of A Heartache - Various - Divas II, ScherzoIntermezzo, NocturneWedding Marchand Bergamask are often played as a unified suite or as independent pieces, at concert performance or on recording, although this approach never had Mendelssohn's imprimatur.
Actress Judi Dench was heard reciting those excerpts from the play that were acted against the music. InClaudio Abbado recorded an album for Sony Masterworks of extended excerpts with Kenneth Branagh acting several roles from the play, performed live. The Overture is scored for two Vienna Philharmonic* - Mendelssohn Incidental Music To A Midsummer Nights Dream Schtwo oboestwo Miro El Puerto (Dance Mix Spanish Version) - Cristiano Malgioglio Y Los Chicos - Occhio Al Portotwo bassoonstwo hornstwo trumpetsophicleidetimpani and strings.
The ophicleide part was originally written Pierre Monteux English bass horn "corno inglese di basso"which was also used at the first performance; the composer subsequently replaced this instrument with the ophicleide in the first published edition. The incidental music adds a third trumpet, three trombonestriangle and cymbals to this scoring.
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