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The poignant meaning behind Amor Eterno lyrics
Begin the Beguine: discovering origin and meaning
Wiegenlied: folk poem behind Brahms' Lullaby
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8 orchestral pieces depicting thunderstorms
Of all the meteorological phenomena, thunderstorms are perhaps one of the most imposing forces of nature, so it is not...
Classical music examples imitating bees and buzzing insects
The seemingly monotonous buzz that bees emit is a developed communicative function allowing these social insects to...
Only 3 Mantras survived from Sanskrit opera Avatara by John Foulds
One of the greatest areas of music history still remaining largely uncharted is the influence of Indian philosophy on...
Forest ranger's son fled home to reform the operatic world
Christoph Willibald Gluck was a revolutionary who moved the courtly genre of opera to the way beyond the narrow limits...
Florida orange plantations cultivated an overlooked English composer
Frederick Delius (1862–1934) was one of the most distinctive composers in the revival of English music at the end of the...
Peter Grimes outdoor premiere at Benjamin Britten's home beach
Despite reports that Benjamin Britten paced nervously at the back of the Sadler’s Wells Theatre when Peter Grimes first...
Farewell to Stromness: the protest tune that fell into national consciousness
One of the most respected composers of his generation, Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016) bridged medieval and...
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