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Shakespeare in Words and Music

Release Date: 11/18/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4421  
Composer:  Henry PurcellJohn DowlandCharles GounodFranz Joseph Haydn,   ... 
Performer:  Jean-François GauthierDaniela CandillariCosimo OppedisanoMireille Lebel,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There is a strong and indelible bond between Shakespeare and music. Many of his plays contain songs and ballads (for which the author often supplied the texts) while incidental music was often added by celebrated composers for specific productions of his plays.

This DVD presents six half-hour programs that contains certain spoken texts (from his plays or poetry) and linked musical excerpts within a given theme. The programs are centered on vocal excerpts but also contain instrumental and chamber-music pieces, directly derived from and inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

The six principal themes are:
• The Elizabethan and The Restoration Rules
• Shakespeare and opera
Read more Shakespeare abroad
• Shakespearian heroine
• Shakespeare and Broadway
• Shakespeare in Love

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 143 minutes
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Work(s) by John Dowland
Period: Renaissance 
Work(s) by Charles Gounod
Work(s) by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Work(s) by Franz Schubert
Period: Romantic 
Work(s) by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic 
Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Jean-François Gauthier (Keyboard), Daniela Candillari (Piano), Cosimo Oppedisano (Baritone),
Mireille Lebel (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Figueroa (Tenor), Pascale Beaudin (Soprano),
Charlotte Corwin (Soprano), Madeleine Owen (Lute)

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