Music for Shakespeare plays: Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet (excerpt). Berlioz: Romeo et Juliet. German: Music for Henry VIII.
Theatre Music: Shakespeare
Penny Gore explores theatre music written for Shakespeare's plays. Today, the spotlight falls mainly on Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in music ranging from Berlioz to Bernstein. There's also a rare chance to hear Gabriel Faure's exquisite treatment of the Merchant of Venice in a specially recorded performance from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.