From A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.21
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn
In July 1826 Felix Mendelssohn was 17 years old when he wrote to his sister Fanny, “I have grown accustomed to composing in our garden. Tomorrow I am going to dream there the Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is, however, an enormous audacity”
The genius of both Shakespeare and Mendelssohn are brought together in this magical score. The first concert in the United States was in February 1832 by the New York Philharmonic Society.