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To celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare, Decca presents a 2 disc set of music inspired by the Bard as well as highlights of his greatest written work.

Disc 1 consists of famous classical pieces where the composers have taken inspiration from Shakespeare’s best-loved plays and poems.

Disc 2 features a selection of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches from his plays and sonnets. The recordings feature readings from acclaimed actors such as Richard Pasco, Vanessa Redgrave CBE, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Sir John Gielgud, Christopher Plummer and more.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
Dance Of the Knights
Fear no more the heat of the sun
"Ah, je veux vivre"
Theme From Romeo & Juliet - A Time For Us (Instrumental)
No.1 Scherzo
"O Let Me Weep, For Ever Weep"
"Falstaff!" - "Olà!" - "Sir John Falstaff!"
Balcony Scene (From "Romeo & Juliet")
"Ave Maria, piena di grazia"
Come Away, Come Away, Death
Coro di Profughi Scozzesi: "Patria oppressa"
Touch her soft lips, and part
Wedding March
"Vous soupirez, madame?" - "Nuit paisible et sereine!"
Full Fathom Five
The Cloud-capp'd Towers
Over Hill, Over Dale
Love Theme

Disc 2:
The Prologue - Troilus & Cressida
Orsino discusses his love for Olivia - Twelfth Night
Katherine's advice to women - The Taming of the Shrew
Benedict confesses his love - Much ado about nothing
To be or not to be - Hamlet
All the world's a stage - As You Like It
Juliet impatiently awaits Romeo - Romeo and Juliet
Othello tells how he won Desdemona's love - Othello
Epilogue - As You Like It
King Richard gives way to despair - Richard III
Antony addresses the crowd after Caesar's assassination - Julius Caesar
Macbeth hears of his wife's death - Macbeth
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day- Sonnet 18
That time of year thou may'st in me behold - Sonnet 73
Let Me Not To The Marriage of True Minds - Sonnet 116
Lear and his fool on the heath - King Lear
Antony dies in the arms of Cleopatra - Anthony & Cleopatra
Prospero renounces his magic powers - The Tempest Please read the questions and answers for this listing.
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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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