Composer: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer: Joel Marangella, Jay Harrison, Ashley Arbuckle, Michael Goldschlager
Orchestra: West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 249 MB
01. As You Like It, Op. 166
02. Il mercante di Venezia (The Merchant of Venice), Op. 76
03. Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 164
04. King John Overture, Op. 111
05. Il racconto d’inverno (The Winter’s Tale), Op. 80
The art of Shakespeare was a recurring fascination for Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
In addition to two operas and numerous settings of songs and sonnets, he wrote 11 Shakespeare Overtures which here receive their first ever complete recording.
Deploying all the resources of the symphony orchestra, these are some of the twentieth century’s most dramatic and tuneful orchestral works, spectacular evocations of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.