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As You Like It - Shakespeare In Music


Release Date: 01/18/2000 
Label:  Sony Classical Npr Milestones Catalog #: 61874   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnJohn WilsonHenry PurcellPelham Humphrey,   ... 
Performer:  Boje SkovhusLarry KertCarol LawrencePatricia Morison,   ... 
Conductor:  George SzellMary SpringfelsJeanne LamonJames Conlon,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland OrchestraNewberry ConsortTafelmusik,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection includes spoken word recordings made in 1959 by Sir John Gielgud of "To be or not to be" from 'Hamlet,' "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank" from 'The Merchant of Venice,' and "Our revels now are ended" from 'The Tempest.' This selection includes spoken word recordings made in 1959 by Sir John Gielgud of "To be or not to be" from 'Hamlet,' "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank" from 'The Merchant of Venice,' and "Our revels now are ended" from 'The Tempest.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/13/1967 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Where the bee sucks, there suck I by John Wilson
Conductor:  Mary Springfels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Newberry Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Lone Mountain College, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3. Take, o take those lips away by John Wilson
Conductor:  Mary Springfels
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Newberry Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Lone Mountain College, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Dance of the Followers of Night by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Dance of the Chinese Man and Woman by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1994 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6. The Willow Song by Pelham Humphrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Folger Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Folger Library, Washington DC 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
7. Hamlet: Etre ou ne pas être by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection begins with "J'ai pu frapper le misérable..." 
8. Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Queen Mab Scherzo by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; France 
Date of Recording: 10/26/1959 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9. Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1986 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10. West Side Story: One hand, one heart by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Larry Kert (Tenor), Carol Lawrence (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Goberman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/29/1957 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
11. Kiss Me, Kate: So in Love by Cole Porter
Performer:  Patricia Morison (Voice)
Conductor:  Pembroke Davenport
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1949 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
12. Serenade to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor), George London (Bass Baritone), Charles Bressler (Tenor),
Lucine Amara (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor), Adele Addison (Soprano),
Lili Chookasian (Mezzo Soprano), Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Ezio Flagello (Bass Baritone),
Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano), Donald Bell (Bass Baritone), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
Date of Recording: 09/23/1962 
Venue:  Live  Philharmonic Hall, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 32 Secs. 
13. The Tempest, Op. 109: Suite no 2 - Dance of the Nymphs by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Finland 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
14. The Tempest, Op. 109: Miranda by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Finland 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15. The Tempest, Op. 109: Caliban by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Finland 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  Columbia 30th St. Studio, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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