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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

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
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
4:02 p.m.
Tchaikovsky: Overture BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Chandos X10108
4:13 p.m.
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
4:17 p.m.
Edward MacDowell: Hamlet & Ophelia, Op.22 BUY Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Naxos 8.559075
4:24 p.m.
Dimitri Shostakovich: Hamlet's Parting From Ophelia BUY Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor
Naxos 8.557446
4:30 p.m.
Walton: Hamelt (A Shakespeare Scenario In Nine Movements For Large Orchestra): Hamlet And Ophelia BUY RTE Concert Orchestra; Andrew Penny, conductor
4:31 p.m.
Musicians of the Globe BUY Meredith Hall
Philips 446 687-2
4:33 p.m.
Johannes Brahms: Songs (5) of Ophelia, for voice & piano, WoO posth. 22: Wie erkenn' ich dein Treulieb BUY Rosemarie Buhler
4:34 p.m.
Tchaikovsky: Andantino 'Elsinore' - 'Mad Scene' BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Chandos X10108
4:37 p.m.
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
4:43 p.m.
Hector Berlioz: La Mort D'Ophelie BUY Toulouse Capitol National Orchestra; Michel Plasson, conductor
EMI Classics 57499
4:49 p.m.
Frank Bridge: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook BUY English String Orchestra; William Boughton, conductor
Nimbus 5366
4:52 p.m.
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
4:57 p.m.
Tchaikovsky: Allegro Risoluto Ma Non Troppo BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Chandos X10108


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