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Shakespeare in Music and Words

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1 Prokofiev: Dance Of the Knights  
2 Tchaikovsky: Love Theme  
3 Gounod: Ah, je veux vivre  
4 Theme From Romeo & Juliet  
5 Mendelssohn: No.1 Scherzo  
6 Purcell: O Let Me Weep, For Ever Weep  
7 Verdi: Falstaff! - Ola!  
8 Balcony Scene - From Romeo & Juliet  
9 Verdi: Ave Maria, piena di grazia  
10 Finzi: Come Away, Come Away, Death  
11 Verdi: Coro di Profughi Scozzesi  
12 Walton: Touch her soft lips, and part  
13 Mendelssohn: Wedding March  
14 Berlioz: Vous soupirez, madame?  
15 Vaughan Williams: Full Fathom Five  
16 Vaughan Williams: The Cloud-capp'd Towers  
17 Vaughan Williams: Over Hill, Over Dale  
18 Finzi: Fear no more the heat of the sun, Op.18, No.3  
19 The Prologue - Troilus & Cressida  
20 Orsino discusses his love for Olivia  
21 Katherine's advice to women  
22 Benedict confesses his love - Much ado about nothing  
23 To be or not to be, Hamlet  
24 All the world's a stage - As You Like It  
25 Juliet impatiently awaits Romeo - Romeo and Juliet  
26 Othello tells how he won Desdemona's love - Othello  
27 Epilogue - As You Like It  
28 King Richard gives way to despair - Richard III  
29 Antony addresses the crowd after Caesars assassination  
30 Macbeth hears of his wifes death  
31 Shall I compare thee to a summers day- Sonnet 18  
32 That time of year thou mayst in me behold  
33 Let Me Not To The Marriage of True Minds  
34 Lear and his fool on the heath  
35 Antony dies in the arms of Cleopatra  
36 Prospero renounces his magic powers  
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In celebration of Shakespeare's 400th birth anniversary, Decca presents a double-album of music inspired by the Bard as well as highlights of his greatest written work. The first half consists of famous classical pieces where the composers have taken inspiration from Shakespeare's best-loved plays and poems.  Highlights include: Tchaikovsky's ‘Dance of the Knights', Armstrong's  ‘Balcony Scene', Mendelssohn's ‘Wedding March' and Vaughan-Williams ‘Three Shakespeare Songs' to name but a few.  From orchestral to vocal music, this collection features performances by Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Herbert bon Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Colin Davis, Gerog Solti, The Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and many more.

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