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MUSIC FOR SHAKESPEARE'S THEATRE

Composer(s):
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category InstrumentalVocal
Catalogue 8.570708
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
CD
USD 9.99
 

 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Music played an important role in the Renaissance theatre and Shakespeare brought new subtlety to its use. In a theatre without lights and sets, it fell to music to underline mood, whether for magic, comedy, feasting or pathos. Here are thirty or so settings from Shakespeare’s lifetime by Morley, Johnson, Dowland, Byrd, Ferrabosco and others, including lyrics set to ballad tunes that would have been very familiar to the actors in his company.


   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,April 2008

Incidental music formed an important part in the presentation of William Shakespeare's plays, not only to set the mood, but equally to provide a diversion

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