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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