Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Mendelssohn Aut. 32, 6922
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn b. 5, fol. 7-12

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Overture op. 21 Facsimile Edition

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Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture op. 21 is a piece of music that conjures up a wealth of sensory associations, from enchanted nights to fragrant dreams and floating fairies. Composed in 1826 during a carefree summer spent with his siblings, this is without doubt Mendelssohn's most popular concert overture. Remarkably, at the time of its composition, Mendelssohn was only seventeen years old. The overture was written as a concert overture, rather than as an overture for the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Overture op. 21": Ein Sommernachtstraum op. 21 facsimile edition, published by Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2009

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Ein Sommernachtstraum op. 21

Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2009

  • Commentary (German, English, Japanese) by Krummacher, Friedhelm
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The facsimile is the complete reproduction of the whole score, however, the pages - not trimmed according to the original - are set on white background.

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