Violin Concerto in E major (1) Johann Sebastian Bach Download 'Violin Concerto in E major (1)' on iTunes
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in music
Tchaikovsky was deeply inspired by Shakespeare and also wrote works based on 'The Tempest' and 'Hamlet'. Although styled an 'Overture-Fantasy', the overall design is a symphonic poem. After an unpromising start, the piece is now one of Tchaikovsky's most enduringly popular. Its love theme has been used in countless films and TV shows.