Release date:27th Sept 2010
Medium:CD (download also available)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Overtures Volume 2
Joel Marangella (solo oboe), Jay Harrison (solo cor anglais), Ashley Arbuckle (solo violin) & Michael Goldschlager (solo cello)
West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Penny
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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.
Volume One is available on Naxos 8572500.
Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s settings of Shakespeare songs can be heard on Marco Polo 8223729.
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: As You Like It, Op. 166
As You Like It, Op. 166
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Il mercante di Venezia (The Merchant of Venice), Op. 76
Il mercante di Venezia (The Merchant of Venice), Op. 76
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 164
Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 164
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: King John, Op. 111
King John, Op. 111
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Il racconto d'inverno (The Winter's Tale), Op. 80
Il racconto d'inverno (The Winter's Tale), Op. 80