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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.
Brahms wrote these five songs for an 1873 performance of Hamlet by actress Olga Precheisen in Prague. They were published after his death, and are based on Ophelia's poetry in Shakespeare's play.
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