Sunday 3 June 2018 7:30PM

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Georg Kallweit director; Anna Prohaska soprano

Shakespeare and Music


  • Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
  • Georg Kallweit director
  • Anna Prohaska soprano

Shakespeare used music to sound alarms, soothe savage breasts and produce magic. Anna Prohaska, praised by BBC Music Magazine for her ‘tremendous expressive vitality’, joins Berlin’s Akademie für Alte Musik in theatre songs and other pieces inspired by the Bard.

    • Recitation
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      • Twelfth Night
        • Wenn die Musik der Liebe Nahrung ist
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Fantasia upon one note in F Z745
      • Raise, raise the voice Z334
        • Mark how readily each pliant string
  • Matthew Locke (c.1621-1677)
        • Suite from The Tempest
  • Henry Purcell
      • Sonata in Three Parts No. 6 in C major Z795
        • III. Largo
      • Bonduca, or The British Heroine Z574
        • Sing ye Druids, all your voices raise
        • Suite from King Arthur
  • William Shakespeare
      • Romeo and Juliet
        • Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again
  • Henry Purcell
      • The Fairy Queen Z629
        • 'The Plaint'
  • Interval
    • Recitation with improvisation
  • William Shakespeare
        • Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
  • John Dowland (1563-1626)
        • Come again! Sweet love doth now invite
  • Henry Purcell
        • Suite from The Gordion Knot Unty'd Z597
      • Dioclesian Z627
        • Oh, the sweet delights of love
      • Incidental music for Oedipus, King of Thebes Z583
        • Music for a while
        • Let each gallant heart Z390
  • John Blow (1648-1708)
        • Suite from Venus and Adonis
  • Henry Purcell
        • If music be the food of love Z379c

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