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The Ophelia Connection


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.

 

RECORDINGS USED

CD Title

Group/Artist

Catalog #

UPC

Thomas: Hamlet

Thomas Hampson; June Anderson; London Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers; Antonio de Almeida

EMI Classics 7 54820 2

077775482027

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Overture and Incidental Music

London Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon

Chandos CHAN X10108

095115110829

 

MacDowell: Suites Nos. 1 and 2 / Hamlet and Ophelia

Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa

Naxos 8.559075

0636943907528

Shostakovich: Hamlet

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitry

Yablonsky

Naxos 8.557446

0747313244621

Walton: Hamlet/ As You Like It [for break music]

RTE Concert Orchestra, Andrew Penny

Naxos 8.553344

0730099434423

Shakespeare’s Musick

Meredith Hall, Musicians of the Globe

Philips 446 687-2

028944668728

Shakespeare in Music

 

Rosemarie Buhler

Signum SIG X118.00

675754464226

Prokofiev: Hamlet / Boris Godunov

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michail Jurowski

Capriccio C67058

845221004938

Berlioz: Revolution Grecque, etc

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse & Choeur "Les Elements", Michel Plasson

EMI Classics 57499

724355749925

Finzi - Parry - Bridge

 

English String Orchestra, William Boughton

Nimbus Records NI 5366

710357536625

Liszt: Complete 13 Symphonic Poems

Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Arpad Joo

Hungaroton HCD12677-81

5991811267728

 
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Play List

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

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