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Wagner – Parsifal Prelude to Act 1

Wagner – Parsifal Prelude to Act 1

The very first phrase of Wagner’s Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal holds in itself the germs of dramatically important leitmotifs recurring throughout the whole opera: the Redemption, the Wound, and the spear motif.

Beethoven – Leonore overture n.3

Beethoven – Leonore overture n.3

Leonore 3, one of the 4 overtures Beethoven wrote for his only opera Fidelio, is a huge symphonic fresco, often programmed as a standalone concert piece

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Schreker – Der Schatzgräber Interlude

Schreker – Der Schatzgräber Interlude

The luscious interlude from Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber is a gripping symphonic page rich in tempo changes and harmonic shifts

Puccini – Manon Lescaut Intermezzo

Puccini – Manon Lescaut Intermezzo

The Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut is one of the most powerful symphonic pages in the repertoire. Conducting-wise the trickiest aspect is the art of rubato.

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