Music Based on Shakespeare

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Many composers were inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. Hear a small sample of music based on the writings of this famous author this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program:

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture

Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen

Erich Korngold: Viel Lärmen Um Nichts

Hector Berlioz: Beatrice et Benedict

Otto Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor, Overture

Giuseppe Verdi:Falstaff

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Variations on Greensleeves

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth

Giuseppe Verdi: Otello

Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo