Buried Treasure: Shakespeare in Music Part I

Listening Guide

The Work


FREDERICK KUHLAU
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE OVERTURE

Odense Symphony Orchestra
Edward Serov, conductor
[Unicorn-Kanchana DKP(CD)9132
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JOSEF BOHUSLAV FOERSTER
FROM SHAKESPEARE, OP. 76

Prague Symphony Orchestra
VACLAV SMETACEK, conductor
[Supraphon LP 1110 3916]
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VOLKMANN, ROBERT
RICHARD III OVERTURE, OP.68

Northwest German Philharmonic
Werner Andreas Albert, conductor
[2-cpo 999 151 cd]
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PAUL GILSON
RICHARD III OVERTURE

The Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
Norbert Nozy, conductor
[Rene Gailly CD 87 047]


WAGENAAR, JOHAN
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, OP.25 (OVERTURE)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
[London 425 833]
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IRWIN BAZELON
TAMING OF THE SHREW OVERTURE

Rousse Philharmonic
Harold Faberman, conductor
(Albany TROY 370]
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MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, OP. 61

West Australian Symphony
Andrew Penny, conductor
[Naxos 8.572500]


JOACHIM RAFF
ROMEO AND JULIET OVERTURE

Slovak State Philharmonic (Košice)
Urs Schneider, conductor
(Marco Polo 8.223630)
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GERMAN, EDWARD
ROMEO AND JULIET: INCIDENTAL MUSIC

Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (Bratislava)
Adrian Leaper, conductor
[Marco Polo 8.223419)
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ZANDONAI, RICCARDO
GIULIETTA E ROMEO

1. Act 2, Part 2
2. Act 3, Part 2

Antonietta Mazza Medici – Juliet
Angelo Lo Forese – Romeo
Isabella – Maria Minetto
Tebaldo – Mario Zanasi
Gregorio – Giuseppe Bertinazzo
Orchestra of City of SanRemo
Chorus of Teatro Communale Bologna
Loris Gavarini, conductor
(2-Cetra 1266)
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DAVID DIAMOND
ROMEO AND JULIET

1. Overture (Allegro Maestoso)
2. Balcony Scene (Andante Semplice)
3. Romeo & Friar Laurence (Andante)
4. Juliet & Her Nurse
5. Death of Romeo & Juliet

New York Chamber Symphony
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
(Delos DE 3103)
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DMITRI KABALEVSKY
ROMEO AND JULIET

1. Introduction
2. Morning in Verona
3. Preparation for the Ball
4. Procession of the Guests
5. Lyrical Dance
6. In the cell of Friar Laurence
7. Tarantella
8. Romeo and Juliet
9. Death and Reconciliation

Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Vasily Jelvakov, conductor
(Naxos 8.553411)
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MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, OP. 108

West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Penny, conductor
[Naxos 8.572500]


WALTER LEIGH
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM SUITE

Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord
London Philharmonic
Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor
[Lyrita SRCS 126 lp]


MONTAGUE PHILLIPS
A SHAKESPEARE SCHERZO:“TITANIA AND HER ELFISH COURT”

BBC Concert Orchestra
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
(Dutton CDLX 7140]


ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (LOVE SCENE)

Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (Bratislava)
Martin Fischer-Dieskau, conductor
(Marco Polo 8.223369)
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HENRI RABAUD
SUITE ANGLAISE NO. 2 (MERCHANT OF VENICE)
SUITE ANGLAISE NO. 3 (MERCHANT OF VENICE)

1. Suite Anglaise #2 – Allegro
2. Suite Anglaise #2 – Andante
3. Suite Anglaise #2 – Allegro Maestoso
4. Suite Anglaise #3 – Maestoso
5. Suite Anglaise #3 – Moderato
6. Suite Anglaise #3 – Allegro
7. Suite Anglaise #3 – Andante
8. Suite Anglaise #3 – Maestoso

Rheinland-Pfalz Philharmonic
Leif Segerstam, conductor
(Marco Polo 8.223503}
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JOSEPH JOACHIM
HENRY IV OVERTURE

London Philharmonic
Leon Botstein, conductor
(HMP Masters MCD 27)
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WALTON, WILLIAM
HENRY V: FILM MUSIC & NARRATIVE

1. Prologue
2. Interlude/At the Boar’s Head
3. Embarkation
4. Interlude/’Touch her Soft Lips and Part’
5. Harfleur
6. The Night Watch
7. Upon the King
8. Agincourt
9. Interlude/At the French Court
10. Epilogue

Christopher Plummer, narrator
Choristers of Westminster Cathedral
The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields & Chorus
Neville Marriner, conductor
[Chandos CHAN 8892)


MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING OVERTURE

West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Penny, conductor
(Naxos 8.572501)


HANS ROTT
PRELUDE TO “JULIUS CAESAR”

Munich Radio Orchestra
Sebastian Weigle, conductor
(Arte Nova ANO 577480)


MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
JULIUS CAESAR, OP. 78

West Australian Symphony
Andrew Penny, conductor
(Naxos 8.572500)
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JOHN KNOWLES PAINE
AS YOU LIKE IT OVERTURE

New York Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
(New World NW374)





ROGER QUILTER
AS YOU LIKE IT SUITE

1. Shepherd’s Holiday
2. Evening in the Forest
3. Merry Pranks
4. Country Dance

Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony (Bratislava)
Adrian Leaper, conductor
(Marco Polo 8.223444)







ALEXANDER MACKENZIE
TWELFTH NIGHT, OP. 40

1. Act II, Scene 5 “By my life, this is my lady’s hand!” (Malvolio)
2. Act II, Scene 5 “Why, thou has put him in such a dream”
3. Act II, Scene 3 “Shall we rouse the night-owl in a catch”
4. Act I, Scene 1 “O, she that hath a heart of that fine frame”
5. Act IV, Scene 2, “Fool, there was never man so notoriously abus’d”
6. Act V, Scene 1 “I’ll be reveng’d on the whole pack of you” (Malvolio)

BBC Scottish Symphony
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
[Hyperion CDA66764)
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JOHAN WAGENAAR
TWELFTH NIGHT OVERTURE, OP. 36

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
(London 425 833 cd)


VOGLER, GEORG JOSEPH
OVERTURE TO “HAMLET”

London Mozart Players
Matthias Bamert, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 10504)
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HJALMAR BORGSTROM
HAMLET, SYMPHONIC POEM FOR PIANO & ORCH

Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, piano
Bergen Philharmonic
Karsten Andersen, conductor
(NKF CD 50026)


NIELS WILHELM GADE
HAMLET, OP. 37

Danish Philharmonic, South Jutland
Iona Brown, conductor
(Danacord DACOCD 510)




TIESSEN, HEINZ
HAMLET SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA

Berlin Radio Symphony
Israel Yinon, conductor
(Koch 3-1490)
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BENET CASABLANCAS
SIETE ESCENAS DE HAMLET

1. PROLOGUE: MISTERIOSO
2. THE COURT – SUSPICIONS: ALLEGRO MODERATO
3. TO BE OR NOT TO BE: MODERATO MOLTO E PENSIERO
4. OPHELIA: LARGHETTO AMOROSO
5. PARTY OF THE PLAYERS, ‘A JIG’: MODERATO
6. YORICK—BURIAL OF OPHELIA: POCO GRAVE
7. THE ENDING: ALLEGRO FURIOSO

Paul Jutsum, narrator
Barcelona 216
Manel Valdivieso, conductor
(Naxos 8.579004)



EDWARD MACDOWELL
HAMLET AND OPHELIA, OP. 22

1. Hamlet
2. Ophelia

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Karl Kreuger, conductor
(Library of Congress OMP-104)
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