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Music Nation: BBC Symphony Orchestra Live

Synopsis
Radio programme. The centrepiece of this programme which presents highlights from Music Nation concerts across Britain is the UK premiere of singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright’s ‘Five Shakespeare Sonnets’ - performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Rory MacDonald conducts) at London’s Barbican Centre. Actress Sian Phillips reads Shakespeare sonnets. Other Shakespeare-related pieces include highlights from Prokofiev’ s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Korngold’s incidental music ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

The programme is presented by Andrew McGregor and Suzy Klein.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Mar 2012 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
240 mins

Credits

Music
Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Rufus Wainwright; Sergei Prokofiev
Contributor
Andrew McGregor; Rory MacDonalds; Sian Phillips; Suzy Klein

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing; Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); musical adaptations; Wainwright, Rufus (1973 - )

Notes

History
Broadcast as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, BBC Programme Information

Interview with Wainwright on his Shakespeare composition in Radio Times, 3-9 March 2012, p. 122-123.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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