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Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Overture [analysis]

Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Overture [analysis]

At first, Romeo and Juliet was not successful either in Russia or in Europe. But a small but powerful group of musicians showed its appreciation for it: Camille Saint-Saëns, in France, and the group of five in Russia. Romeo and Juliet went from a criticized piece to one of the most loved of all times: its love theme, with its passionate melody, has sunk into our own consciousness.

Beethoven Symphony n.7, Mov. 1 [analysis]

Beethoven Symphony n.7, Mov. 1 [analysis]

How does a piece of music without any description manage to raise more descriptive explanations than any other work, ranging from catacombs to political revolution? What’s the glue holding the entire symphony together? And what’s one of the biggest issues that arise when interpreting this piece?

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