Originally written for piano and transcribed for strings after its premiere, Grieg’s Holberg Suite is an example of 19th-century music containing a recovery of the form and musical style of previous centuries.
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Beethoven – Symphony n.1
A dominant seventh chord that made history: this is how Beethoven’s first symphony begins.
Weber – Euryanthe Overture
With the opera Euryanthe, Weber, a contemporary of Beethoven, aimed at the close union of arts already advocated by Hoffmann. A concept largely inherited by Wagner.
Mieczysław Karłowicz – Serenade for strings
IntroductionThe name of Mieczysław Karłowicz remained unfamiliar to the most for decades. In the recent past though...
Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas et Mélisande Prelude [ANALYSIS]
IntroductionThe symbolist play "Pelléas et Mélisande" written by Maurice Maeterlinck never had much success on stage....
Béla Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances
IntroductionThe Romanian Folk Dances is a set of 6 dances originally written for piano in 1915. Bartók himself made a...
Schreker – Der Schatzgräber Interlude
IntroductionThe name of Franz Schreker, unfortunately, will not sound familiar to many of you. Schreker was a composer...
Puccini – Manon Lescaut Intermezzo
IntroductionInspired by the novel by Antoine François Prévost "History of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut"...
Beethoven – Egmont Ouverture
IntroductionBetween 1809 and 1810, Beethoven wrote a set of incidental music pieces to the 1787 play titled Egmont by...
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