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The World's Greatest Music
Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream: William Shakespeare's plays and poetry have inspired everything from artwork to movie adaptations. Find out which composers took inspiration from the great playwright, creating some brilliant classical music in its own right.
As a lover of English music and poetry, it's not a wonder Finzi composed songs to the text of the Bard. His 1942 set of five songs for baritone, 'Let Us Garlands Bring' are among his best-known works, but he also composed incidental music to Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' in 1946.
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