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Lahav Shani 26 credit Marco Borggreve.


  • Tchaikovsky  Romeo and Juliet Overture21′
  • Bernstein  West Side Story – Symphonic Dances 23′
  • Prokofiev  Romeo and Juliet – highlights 50′

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” But whether we’re talking Montagues and Capulets or Nureyev and Fonteyn, medieval Verona or New York gangland, one thing’s for sure: Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have inspired some truly glorious music. Tchaikovsky’s impassioned overture, Bernstein’s explosive dances and Prokofiev’s bittersweet ballet: guest conductor Lahav Shani will commit to each of them, body and soul.

CBSO+ 23 Apr, 5.45pm Novelist, critic and blogger Jessica Duchen examines how different composers respond to the same story.

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