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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Shakespeare’s shortest, and most blood-curdling, tragedy tells of an ambitious Scottish general and his wife, who murder the ruling king and seize the throne. As if that weren’t enough, there are prophesying witches, a persistent ghost, and a famous sleepwalking scene.
It has fascinated audiences for nearly 400 years—and inspired some exceptional music.
In this hour, Macbeth in works by Beethoven, Verdi, Strauss, Ibert, Walton, and more.
December 16, 2023
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