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Shakespeare Concert

Synopsis
The transmission of the radio concert performed by the Bournemouth Symphonic Orchestra opens with a selection from Mendelssohn’s incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, followed by excerpts from Verdi’s Otello and Richard Strauss’s tone poem version of Macbeth. The second part of the programme is devoted to Elgar’s symphonic study Falstaff which is introduced by John Wilders.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1964 at 19:45 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
115 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Music
Edward Elgar; Felix Mendelssohn; Giuseppe Verdi; Richard Strauss
Contributor
John Wilders

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Macbeth; Merry Wives of Windsor, The; Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Othello
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); musical adaptations

Notes

History
Broadcast as part of the Shakespeare quatercentenary celebrations on BBC radio. The concert was transmitted in two parts: Part 1: 19.45-20.50, Part 2: 21.05-12.40. In the interval programme, SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATED, Tyrone Guthrie talks about what Shakespeare means to him (see separate entry).
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, 16 April 1964, p. 56.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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