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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 4pm - 7pm
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Classical music inspired by Shakespeare
When Berlioz attended productions of 'Hamlet' and 'Romeo and Juliet', he fell in love with the Irish actress playing Ophelia and Juliet, and grew fascinated by Shakespeare and his plays. He married the actress, Harriet Smithson, in 1833, and performed his 'Roméo et Juliette' in 1839.