from My Musical Life, page 15:
In 1847 I was staying at a house where the overture to the "Midsummer Night's Dream" was played as a pianoforte duet. It is arranged a quatre mains by MENDELSSOHN himself. Every evening it was my unspeakable delight to listen to it. The world at large was not then much excited about MENDELSSOHN no one spoke of him out of certain musical cliques, and I was not in the cliques but my curiosity was intensely excited; every scrap of news about him I fell upon eagerly.
Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 15. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437643218811 accessed: 5 March, 2024
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Overture to Midsummer Night's Dream
written by Felix Mendelssohn
|in the company of others, in private, indoors