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25/07/2021 - In Praise of Shakespeare

25/07/2021 - In Praise of Shakespeare

Playing tracks by

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins, Northern Sinfonia / Howard Griffiths, Sopranos Burrowes, Armstrong, Longfield + Hayward / Mezzos Hodgson, Jennings, Minty + Dickinson / Tenors Partridge, Dickerson, Evans + Bowen / Basses Angas, Case, Noble + Keyte, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult, West Australian Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Penny, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir William Walton and more.

In today's programme, Jenny Sohl offers a collection of pieces composed to accompany, or inspired by, Shakespeare. you will hear classics by Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Morley and Prokofiev, and also more obscure tributes by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Cecil Coles, Finzi, Thomas Linley the Younger and Vaughan Williams, as well as other works by Sibelius, Verdi and Walton.

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