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From the Archives - Shakespeare in music

William Walton created music for film adaptations of Shakespeare plays and Hector Berlioz wrote one opera inspired by Shakespeare. We’ll hear music from each in today’s show.

Compositions and Recordings

Richard III: A Shakespeare Scenario
by William Walton
Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

by Hector Berlioz
Charles Duthoit and the Montreal Symphony

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