Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has inspired composers in many lands and from many periods. Today Rob Cowan looks at interpretations of the story from Berlioz, Tchaikowsky, Gounod, Delius and Kabalevsky. The Bach cantata this week is No. 159 Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem (Behold, let us go up to Jerusalem). This week's one movement symphony is No. 2, the Adagio, by Karl Amadeus Hartmann.