Choirworks

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Paul Guinery introduces a performance of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Roger Norrington conducts the London Classical Players and the Schutz Choir of London. Guest Roger Savage talks about the extent to which Shakespeare’s play was adapted to suit Restoration tastes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 2000 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Producer
Paul Hindmarsh
Music
Henry Purcell
Contributor
Paul Guinery; Roger Savage

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Transmitted as part of BBC Radio 3’s Shakespeare Day.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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