Shakespeare in Music & Words

Shakespeare in Music & Words

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Shakespeare in Music & Words

Decca's Shakespeare in Music & Words presents two CDs of orchestral and vocal music, and spoken word performances, inspired by William Shakespeare's plays, to give the Bard of Avon his due on the 400th anniversary of his death. The first disc is a collection of familiar and unfamiliar musical excerpts, though the best-known selections are the Dance of the Knights from Sergey Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo and Juliet," the Scherzo and Wedding March from Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Nino Rota's "A Time for Us" from Franco Zeffirelli's film of "Romeo and Juliet," and the "Love Theme" from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture." While the other excerpts by Gerald Finzi, Charles Gounod, Giuseppe Verdi, Henry Purcell, Hector Berlioz, William Walton, and Ralph Vaughan Williams are not exactly from greatest hits, they have a strong appeal for listeners who are interested in the variety of ways Shakespeare's texts have been set to music. The dramatic readings on the second disc by such theatrical legends as Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Christopher Plummer, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sir John Gielgud, among many others, provide a sampling of Shakespeare's scenes and poems that enthusiasts will appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2016
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028948252817
catalogNumber: 002488902
Rank: 112186

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Romeo and Juliet, ballet in 4 acts, Op. 64: Act 1: Dance of the Knights

    1. Act 1: Dance of the Knights  (05:07)
  2. Let us garlands bring, for voice & piano, Op. 18: No. 3, Fear no more the heat o' the sun  (05:33)
  3. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Act 1: Ah, Je Veux vivre

    1. Act 1: Ah, Je Veux vivre  (03:39)
  4. A Time for Us (Love Theme from the film Romeo and Juliet)  (03:43)
  5. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: No. 1 Scherzo

    1. No. 1 Scherzo  (04:40)
  6. O let me weep ("The Plaint" from "The Fairy Queen"), aria, Z. 629/40  (07:51)
  7. Falstaff, opera: Act 1: Falstaff! - Olà! - Sir John Falstaff!

    1. Act 1: Falstaff! - Olà! - Sir John Falstaff!  (04:58)
  8. Romeo + Juliet, film score: Balcony Scene

    1. Balcony Scene  (05:18)
  9. Otello, opera: Act 4: Ave Maria , Piena di Grazia

    1. Act 4: Ave Maria , Piena di Grazia  (04:54)
  10. Let us garlands bring, for voice & piano, Op. 18: No. 1, Come away death  (03:55)
  11. Macbeth, opera: Act 4: Patria Oppressa

    1. Act 4: Patria Oppressa  (04:56)
  12. Henry V, a Musical Scenario after Shakespeare, for narrators & orchestra (arr. by C. Palmer): Touch Her Soft Lips, and Part

    1. Touch Her Soft Lips, and Part  (02:12)
  13. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March

    1. Wedding March  (04:06)
  14. Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138: Act 1: Vous Soupirez, Madame?... Nuit Paisible et

    1. Act 1: Vous Soupirez, Madame?... Nuit Paisible et Sereine!  (04:36)
  15. Shakespeare Songs (3) for chorus

    1. Full Fathom Five  (03:27)
    2. The Cloud-capp'D Towers  (02:12)
    3. Over Hill, Over Dale  (01:07)
  16. Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions): Love theme

    1. Love theme  (03:13)

Disc 2

  1. Troilus and Cressida, play: The Prologue

    1. The Prologue  (01:58)
  2. Twelfth Night, play: Act 2, Scene 4. Orsino Discusses His Love for Oliv

    1. Act 2, Scene 4. Orsino Discusses His Love for Olivia  (03:07)
  3. The Taming of the Shrew, play: Katherine's Advice to Women

    1. Katherine's Advice to Women  (02:52)
  4. Much Ado About Nothing, play: Act 4, Scene 1. Benedict Confesses His Love

    1. Act 4, Scene 1. Benedict Confesses His Love  (03:42)
  5. Hamlet, the play: Act 3, Scene 1. To Be or Not to Be

    1. Act 3, Scene 1. To Be or Not to Be  (02:08)
  6. As You Like It, play: Act 2, Scene 7. All the World's A Stage

    1. Act 2, Scene 7. All the World's a Stage  (02:11)
  7. Romeo and Juliet, play: Act 3, Scene 2. Juliet Impatiently Awaits Romeo

    1. Act 3, Scene 2. Juliet Impatiently Awaits Romeo  (02:44)
  8. Othello, the play: Act 1, Scene 3. Othello Tells How He Won Desdemona

    1. Act 1, Scene 3. Othello Tells How He Won Desdemona's Love  (03:47)
  9. As You Like It, play: Epilogue

    1. Epilogue  (01:51)
  10. Richard III, play: Act 3, Scene 2. King Richard Gives Way to Despair

    1. Act 3, Scene 2. King Richard Gives Way to Despair  (02:39)
  11. Julius Caesar, play: Act 3, Scene 2. Antony Addresses the Crowd After C

    1. Act 3, Scene 2. Antony Addresses the Crowd After Caesar's Assassination  (02:13)
  12. Macbeth, play: Act 5, Scene 5. Macbeth Hears of His Wife's Death

    1. Act 5, Scene 5. Macbeth Hears of His Wife's Death  (03:19)
  13. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18)  (00:57)
  14. That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73)  (01:00)
  15. Let me not to the marriage of true minds (Sonnet 116)  (00:56)
  16. King Lear, play: Act 3, Scene 2. Lear and His Fool on the Heath

    1. Act 3, Scene 2. Lear and His Fool on the Heath  (02:57)
  17. Anthony and Cleopatra, play: Act 4, Scene 15. Antony Dies in the Arms of Cleopa

    1. Act 4, Scene 15. Antony Dies in the Arms of Cleopatra  (04:28)
  18. The Tempest, play: Act 5, Scene 1. Prospero Renounces His Magic Power

    1. Act 5, Scene 1. Prospero Renounces His Magic Powers  (03:47)

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