On Air Now
Classic FM Breakfast with Dan Walker 6:30am - 9am
This image appears in the gallery:
Great classical music inspired by books
Shakespeare's magical comedy concerns four young lovers and six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit a forest. It has inspired some of the best classical music over hundreds of years - from such diverse composers of Henry Purcell, Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Orff, Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten.