Mendelssohn - Symphonies 1-5, Overtures, A Midsummer Night’s Dream | LSO Live LSO0826

Mendelssohn - Symphonies 1-5, Overtures, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


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Label: LSO Live

Cat No: LSO0826

Format: SACD + Blu-ray Audio

Number of Discs: 5

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 21st September 2018



LSO Live presents Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s award-winning Mendelssohn series together in its entirety for the first time. Captured over three seasons during critically-acclaimed concerts in the Barbican Hall, this box set offers listeners the definitive account of Gardiner’s unique take on Mendelssohn with the London Symphony Orchestra: a blend between the conductor’s wide-ranging expertise and the Orchestra’s signature sound.

This box set includes celebrated interpretations of the complete Mendelssohn symphonies, as well as three of the composer’s most popular overtures and Gardiner’s landmark version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all in ultra high-definition stereo and multichannel audio across four Hybrid SACDs and one Pure Audio Blu-ray.

Reflecting on this exploration of the great German composer with the LSO, Gardiner said: “My admiration for Mendelssohn has gone up enormously as a result of this project... It’s so rewarding working with this group of players; they’re willing to go to the last nth degree, in terms of phrasing and articulation, and that’s a joy.”

Winner: Choc de l’année 2017 - Classica; Best Symphonic Recording 2017 - Diapason; Foreign Classical CD of the Year 2014 - Gramofon; 100 Best Albums of 2017 - The Times

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