Saturday, April 23, 2016

To Shakespeare!

Did you know that it is believed Shakespeare was born and died on the same date? In honor of his birthday and to mark the 400th anniversary since his passing, let’s listen to a few Shakespeare-inspired works that we haven’t already explored this month!

Edward Elgar, Falstaff, based on Henry IV

Robert Schumann, Overture to Julius Caesar, based on Julius Caesar

Igor Stravinsky, Songs from William Shakespeare: “When Dasies Pied”, based on Love's Labour's Lost

Giuseppe Verdi, Macbeth, based on Macbeth

Erich Korngold, Much Ado About Nothing, based on Much Ado About Nothing

Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story, based on Romeo and Juliet

Jean Sibelius, The Tempest, based on The Tempest

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