A Shakespearean evening with Rufus Wainwright

March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

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All days are nights to see till I see thee

On Sunday night, Rufus Wainwright premiered his musical arrangement of five Shakespearean sonnets at the Barbican in London. Rufus, who seems to find great inspiration in Shakespeare’s poetry, has already arranged three sonnets on his 2010 album All My Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, plus a version of the much debated Sonnet 20. Accompanied by the BBC Symphonic orchestra and actress Sian Phillips providing a reading of each sonnet, it was a suitably grandiose evening.

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