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In 2016, it will be 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. This concert features composers who were inspired by the English playwright.

There's magic in Mendelssohn's silvery overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, and youthful vitality in Richard Strauss' early tone poem, Macbeth. The concert, conducted by Alexander Shelley, also includes extracts from William Walton's inspired suite from his score for Laurence Olivier's film of Henry V.

And although Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart didn't write anything distinctly Shakespearean, he's always welcome, especially when his final Piano Concerto is performed by German virtuoso, Lars Vogt.

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