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Work: The Fair Melusina, overture in F major, Op.32

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ComposerMendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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AmsterdamNetherlands Chamber Orchestra and Ronald Brautigam: Mendelssohn

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Mendelssohn
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Gordan Nikolić; Ronald Brautigam
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Haitink brings out the best in the COE

Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe © Priska Ketterer
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe under conductor Bernard Haitink dazzled the Lucerne Festival audience with a programme of works by Mendelssohn and Schubert. 
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Pallid Berlioz from the OAE

Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
A disappointing pairing of Berlioz and Mendelssohn from a conductorless Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. 
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Elegant lyricism from Watanabe in all-Mendelssohn program

The Philadelphia connection continues in Montreal with Kensho Watanabe leading the Orchestre Métropolitain in an all-Mendelssohn program.
***11
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Water sprites and revolution in Houston

Who would have thought a program of water sprites and revolutions spanning 200 years could be so seamless? 
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Prom 67: Gewandhaus' all-Mendelssohn evening produces mixed results

The first of the two Proms by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra featured an all-Mendelssohn programme. The orchestra has a long tradition of performing Mendelssohn’s music, as he was their Music Director from 1835 until his early death in 1847.
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