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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.
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.
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.
A scherzo, the sweetest slow movement, and a brilliant finale.
A milestone for every conductor: Dvořák’s Serenade for strings. The first part covers movements 1 and 2
The analysis of the 2nd and 3rd movements of Mozart’s 40th symphony
The joyful naivete of an outdoor evening coupled with the passionate lines preluding to his later works: Elgar’s Serenade for strings
The beauty of the Czech landscape in Smetana’s musical fresco
A joyful and sparkly outburst of energy, mixed with dark moods and dynamic shifts, topped by an obsessive rhythmic figure: this is Schumann’s 1st symphony “Spring”.
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