Kurt Masur conducts Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht

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COMPOSERS: Felix Mendelssohn
LABELS: Brilliant
ALBUM TITLE: Mendelssohn
WORKS: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht; Overtures
PERFORMER: Leipzig Radio Choir; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur
CATALOGUE NO: 95119 (1973-75)

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Mendelssohn’s Druidic cantata is a relative rarity, but makes a fresh, vital impression in this Leipzig performance under seasoned Mendelssohnian Kurt Masur. Three overtures add ballast, and are also excellent.

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Terry Blain