In anticipation of the lecture on Shakespeare's sonnets by Prof. Ricks next week in CC 201, here are performances of the Bard's fourteeners, set to music.
No.18 (David Gilmour [of Pink Floyd];
see also this article discussing Gilmour's setting
of this sonnet to music at Open Culture)
No.13, translated into Russian by Samuel Marshak
(Mark Reizen; setting composed by Dmitry Kakbalevsky)
- Top 10 Shakespeare-inspired songs: Number 10
- The Folger Shakespeare Library's "Play On" playlist of songs inspired by Shakespeare, including "Romeo and Juliet" by the Indigo Girls; "Macbeth" by John Cale; "Miss Macbeth" by Elvis Costello; and "Ariel" by the October Project.
- "Sister Arts" from the June 2012 issue of Poetry Northeast, in which George Szirtes considers Finzi's setting to music of poetry by Hardy, Housman, Shakespeare, and others.
(Originally posted at The Wonder Reflex, a blog kept by Core alumnus Zachary Bos)