A gallimaufry


To listen simply press on the audio player below
(you can also download the file –
click on the three dots on the right):


William Walton: Henry V


Rather than add a visual jumble to the aural one above, trying everyone’s patience with a long, hard to navigate page of video concert items, I’ve foregone my usual embedding in favour of this list so that you can easily dip in and out as you see fit – you just have to click on the links! Normal service will be resumed next week.

Smetana: Richard III
Wagner: Das Liebesverbot Overture
You can also view a complete(?) performance here.
Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict Finale of Act 1
You can also hear a complete performance here.
Bruch: Hermione, Op. 40: Aria: Allein, allein mit meinem Gram
Korngold: Toscha Seidel & Erich Korngold play the Intermezzo
from Much ado about nothing
Fauré: Shylock Suite, Op. 57: IV. Épithalame
Strauss: Macbeth
Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Overture
Thomas: Hamlet Ophelia’s Mad Scene – Sabine Devieilhe
You can also view a complete(?) performance here.
Shostakovich: The Hamlet Suite
Barber: Antony and Cleopatra,
Duet – “Oh take, oh take those lips away”
You can also view a complete performance here.


Feeling adventurous? This is the ALW learner tutorial for Moodle, their VLE – that’s a Virtual Learning Environment (as if you hadn’t guessed!) It’s worth exploring Moodle, mainly because we may have to use it at some point in the next few months. Once you gain access, you’ll discover that I’ve already uploaded a fair amount of material to the site; but, don’t worry, what’s there is just a duplicate of stuff you’ve already received.


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One thought on “A gallimaufry

  1. A v enjoyable gallimaufry, Chris. (Strange how you don’t hear a word for years, and then you hear it twice in a week!) On Shakespeare’s history plays and opera, or lack of, one reason could be that most of the English history plays are chronicles, one damn thing after another. A librettist’s nightmare, in other words. Maybe the bard’s ancient history plays are more promising, as Samuel Barber shows. How about an opera-ballet based on Pericles, Prince of Tyre? I saw the play once at the Globe and thought it was wonderful.

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