Romeo and Juliet
Rob Cowan explores interpretations of the story of Romeo and Juliet by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Delius and Kabalevsky. Plus a Bach cantata: No 159 and Hartmann: Symphony No 2.
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.