Music: Shakespeare

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra the other evening gave a program of all Shakespeare, that is to say of orchestral pieces written to illustrate some Shakesperian theme. This interesting selection of music, ably conducted by Fritz Reiner, consisted of Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing, Wechsler's overture As You Like It, Berlioz' Queen Mab, Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream. This piquantly balanced the well known against the little known.

Music written to Shakespeare affords interesting observation. Most of it is not so good, and very few pieces rise to the remotest inkling of the grandeurs of...

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