Thursday, 24 April 2014

26 & 27 April

"If Music be the Food of Love."
Classical Break, repeat of last week's Shakespeare 450th Anniversary programme.
courtesy Classic FM

This week, by popular demand, we are repeating the second of our Shakespeare anniversary programmes. We will hear music inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare to commemorate the 450th anniversary of his birth on April 23rd, some short lovescenes from four of his plays and an interlude of settings of three of his lyrics by composers across the centuries.

PLAYLIST

Nicolai: OVERTURE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Black Dyke Mills Band, Conducted by David Hurst

Tchaikowski: FANTASY OVERTURE: ROMEO AND JULIET
USSR Ministry of Culture S.O. / Conducted by Guennadi Rojdestvenski

Morley: IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS LASS

Chilcot: HARK, HARK, THE LARK
Catherine Bott / The Parlay of Instruments / Holman

Schubert: WHO IS SYLVIA?

Porter: I COME TO WIVE IT WEALTHY IN PADUA
Howard Keel  MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus, Conducted by Andre Previn

Porter: I HATE MEN
Kathryn Grayson MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus, Conducted by Andre Previn

Mendelssohn: OVERTURE:  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Jeffrey Tate

The programme was written and produced by Michael Taylor.
The readers are Michael Taylor and  Harriet Bridger.


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