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Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique

April 22, 2013

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Berlioz composed this piece in 1830, and it was premiered in the 5th of December the same year in the Paris Conservatoire, with great success, the audience requesting the fourth movement to be repeated. It was a grand scale concert of a musical piece written for an orchestra of over 90 musicians. In his attempt […]

Winterreise – Franz Schubert / Wilhelm Müller

April 16, 2013

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In the last few days I have been listening to the magnificent song cycle Winterreise composed by Schubert inspired by 24 thematically connected poems of Wilhelm Müller. The first twelve poems, the ones that initially inspired Schubert  were published in 1823 and Schubert composed the first twelve songs in February 1827 (published in January 1828). […]