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.
The luscious interlude from Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber is a gripping symphonic page rich in tempo changes and harmonic shifts
A wonder of sonata form mixed with a fugato in a formal perfection of orchestral writing: this is Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute
From the circles of hell, we’ll ascend to the purgatory in the epic Liszt’s Dante Symphony.
A mesmerizing descend into hell: Dante’s Divine Comedy turned into a symphonic poem by the imagination of Franz Liszt
The luscious, energic and grandiose overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser.
The elegant 3rd movement and the energic and whirly 4th movement conclude this journey through Italy as seen through Mendelssohn’s eyes.
The vitality of an Italian piazza and a religious procession: an analysis of the first 2 movements of Mendelssohn’s Symphony n.4
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