Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music 09/26/1993 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music – Leon Botstein “Othello,” Concert Overture, Op. 93 (1892) – Leon Botstein Nineteenth-Century Shakespeare – Nancy Leonard, Bard College “The Tempest,” Symphonic Poem, Op. 31 (1876) – Leon Botstein “Macbeth,” Symphonic Poem, Op. 23 (1888)…

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“Othello,” Concert Overture, Op. 93 (1892) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music performed on Sep 26, 1993 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. When Antonin Dvorák came to the United States in 1892, he was hailed as the moral equivalent of Christopher Columbus. The second most distinguished European composer…

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Nineteenth-Century Shakespeare By Nancy Leonard, Bard College Written for the concert Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music performed on Sep 26, 1993 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. An old science-fiction story has William Shakespeare traveling mysteriously through time to register at a major American university for a course in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.”…

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“The Tempest,” Symphonic Poem, Op. 31 (1876) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music performed on Sep 26, 1993 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. John Knowles Paine is perhaps best known for being the first incumbent of a professorial chair in music at Harvard University. He studied in Germany…

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“Macbeth”, Symphonic Poem, Op. 23 (1888) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music performed on Sep 26, 1993 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. During the 1880s the enormously gifted young Richard Strauss underwent a musical transformation that drew him away from the more classical traditions favored by his father,…

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“Hamlet”, Overture-Fantasy, Op. 67a (1888) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music performed on Sep 26, 1993 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Hamlet was the last of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poems based on Shakespeare and other literary sources. The idea of doing Hamlet first had been suggested in…

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