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From The Archives - Shakespeare In Music 2

In the second show of our series exploring music inspired by Shakespeare, we hear remarkable selections by Beethoven, German, and Foerster. The music ranges from melodramatic to charming, all inspired by the immortal Bard.

Compositions and Recordings

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Carlos Kleiber and the Bavarian State Orchestra

Much Ado About Nothing Suite
by Edward German
John Wilson and the BBC Concert Orchestra

From Shakespeare, Op. 76
by Josef Foerster
Vaclav Smetacek and the Prague Symphony Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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