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As this year is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, FNIMN offers another chance to hear a concert which marked 50 years of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Another chance to hear Friday Night Is Music Night celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare company with a programme dedicated to the music written for the films, ballets, operas and shows, of Shakespeare's plays.

The concert features members of the RSC performing some of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquies. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, plays music ranging from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, Verdi's Macbeth, William Walton's Henry V and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

There's also music from Patrick Doyle's score for the Kenneth Branagh film versions of Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, Rodgers and Hart's Boys From Syracuse, West Side Story and the film Shakespeare in Love.

This concert first broadcast on Radio 2 in June 2011.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Apr 2014 20:00

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  • Bbc Concert Orchestra & Dunk

    Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb. Roderick Dunk

    Overture: The Globe Playhouse (Henry V)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Roderick Dunk

    Much Ado About Nothing - Overture (Extract)

  • Anthony Strong Trio

    Brush Up Your Shakespeare

  • BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk

    My Thoughts Be Bloody

  • BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk

    Overture: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

  • Anthony Strong Trio

    Falling In Love With Love

  • BBC Concert Orchestra C.B. Roderick Dunk

    The Beginning Of The Partnership

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb. Roderick Dunk

    Romeo And Juliet : Dance Of The Knights

  • BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk

    Overture - West Side Story

  • BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk

    Prelude To Richard Iii

  • BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk

    Ben Hur Main Title & Love Theme

  • Anthony Strong Trio

    Too Darn Hot

  • BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk

    Macbeth - Ballet Music

  • BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk

    Charge And Battle (Henry V Suite)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus

    Non Nobis, Domine

Credit

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Producer Anthony Cherry

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