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Saturday, June 14, 2014 Permalink

The Ophelia Connection

Ophelia by Alexandre Cabanel

 

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most famous play and most famous character.

But when it comes to music inspired by the play, the Danish prince takes second place to the woman he once loved and then rejects.

In this hour, Shakespeare’s Ophelia in works by Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Thomas, and more.

 

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Ambroise Thomas: Act 1, Scene 2 - L'Esplanade: Prld/Scene De L'Esplanade - London PO/Antonio De Almeida BUY London Philharmonic; Antonio de Almeida, conductor Ambrosian Opera Chorus
EMI Classics 7 54820 2
4:02pm
Tchaikovsky: Overture BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Chandos X10108
4:13pm
Ambroise Thomas: Act 1, Scene 1: Elseneur. Une Salle Du Palais. Intro, Marche Et Choeur: Doute De La Lumiere - Thomas Hampson/June Anderson BUY London Philharmonic Orchestra; Antonio de Almeida, conductor Thomas Hampson
EMI Classics 7 54820 2
4:17pm
Edward MacDowell: Hamlet & Ophelia, Op.22 BUY Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Naxos 8.559075
4:24pm
Dimitri Shostakovich: Hamlet's Parting From Ophelia BUY Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Naxos 8.557446
4:30pm
Walton: Hamelt (A Shakespeare Scenario In Nine Movements For Large Orchestra): Hamlet And Ophelia BUY RTE Concert Orchestra; Andrew Penny, conductor
4:31pm
Musicians of the Globe: Hamlet IV:5 (Ophelia): How Should I Your True Love Know BUY Meredith Hall
Philips 446 687-2
4:33pm
Johannes Brahms: Songs (5) of Ophelia, for voice & piano, WoO posth. 22: Wie erkenn' ich dein Treulieb BUY Rosemarie Buhler
4:34pm
Tchaikovsky: Andantino 'Elsinore' - 'Mad Scene' BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Chandos X10108
4:37pm
Ambroise Thomas: Act IV - Un Site Champetre Ombrage De Grands Arbres: Finale: Le Voila! Je Crois L'Entendre - June Anderson BUY London Philharmonic; Antonio de Almeida, conductor Ambrosian Opera Chorus
EMI Classics 7 54820 2
4:43pm
Hector Berlioz: La Mort D'Ophelie BUY Toulouse Capitol National Orchestra; Michel Plasson, conductor
EMI Classics 57499
4:49pm
Frank Bridge: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook BUY English String Orchestra; William Boughton, conductor
Nimbus 5366
4:52pm
Ambroise Thomas: Act V - Le Cimetiere D'Elseneur: Recit Et Arioso: Marche Funebre Er Choeur: Ecoute! Quel Est Ce Brui - Thomas Hampson/Gregory Kunde/Ambrosian Opr Chor/John McCarthy BUY London Philharmonic; Antonio de Almeida, conductor Ambrosian Opera Chorus
EMI Classics 7 54820 2
4:57pm
Tchaikovsky: Allegro Risoluto Ma Non Troppo BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Chandos X10108

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