THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH Lewis
AMONG the many different musical forms and types taken by Mendelssohn's compositions there is plenty of evidence that he had a gift for dramatic vocal writing, but he left us no successful Opera. Now and then, however, ho dabbled with the form. Late in his career, for instance, he began-and left unfinished-an Opera called Loreley. The Marriage of Camacho was an early effort; it was performed in Berlin when the composer was nineteen. But it was not the earliest, for it is known that the boy Mendelssohn had written five operettas.
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