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Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s Plays

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. The Western Studio Orchestra lead by Frank Thomas plays incidental music to Shakespeare’s plays. Nicolai’s Overture for The Merry Wives of Windsor is followed by Mendelssohn’s Scherzo for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a selection of Foulds’s Suite for King Henry VIII, Orlando Gibbons contemporary piece ‘The Lord Salisbury and his Pavin’, Rosse’s music for The Merchant of Venice and Coleridge-Taylor’s music for Othello.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1935 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
45 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Music
Felix Mendelssohn; Frederick Rosse; John Foulds; Orlando Gibbons; Otto Nicolai; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Broadcast by BBC station West.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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