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The only violin concerto by the great bohemian composer Antonín Dvořák was written in 1879 and cut its place out in the repertoire, especially because of its melodic lines, its folk references, and its sparkly finale
Franz Liszt’s interest in Goethe’s Faust was prompted by an illustrious mediation, that of Hector Berlioz, who dedicated his Damnation de Faust to Listz in 1846. The favor was returned by Liszt who dedicated to Berlioz the Faust Symphony.
The witty trickster boy depicted in music by the intricate orchestration of one of Richard Strauss’s most popular tone poems.
5 pieces for children turned into one of the most elegant orchestral suites: Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite (Ma mère l’Oye). In this episode, after a bit of introduction, I’ll dive into the first 2 movements: the Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty and Little Tom Thumb.
The journey into Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde continues with the analysis of the 3rd and 4th movements
The analysis of the 1st and 2nd movements of one of the pinnacles of symphony writing: Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
Wittiness, humour, and masterful composing craftmanship are the key elements of Haydn’s symphony n.88, analyzed in this article.
The complex simplicity of romantic melancholy depicted in music, nested into the most classical form.
One of the most popular standalone pieces from De Falla’s ballet El amor brujo.
The wonderful themes of an opera taking place in Spain but written for the St.Petersburg theater condensed in this standalone symphonic masterpiece which is the Sinfonia from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Forza del Destino.
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