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George Frideric Handel – Largo

July 10th, 2012 Comments off

Serse (Xerxes, HWV 40) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. It was first performed in London on 15 April 1738. The Italian libretto was adapted by an unknown hand from that by Silvio Stampiglia for an earlier opera of the same name by Giovanni Bononcini in 1694. Stampiglia’s libretto was […]

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Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

June 14th, 2012 No comments

The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, is a famous Romantic concerto by Robert Schumann, completed in 1845. Schumann had begun several piano concerti before this one: In 1828, he had begun one in E-flat major; from 1829-31 he worked on one in F major, and in 1839, he wrote one movement of a […]

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Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra

May 29th, 2012 Comments off

Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake Zarathustra) is a tone poem by Richard Strauss, composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical treatise of the same name. The composer conducted its first performance on 27 November 1896 in Frankfurt. A typical performance lasts half an hour. The work has […]

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Franz Liszt – Liebesträume

March 21st, 2012 Comments off

Liebesträume (do alemão, “Sonhos de Amor“) é um compêndio de três peças para piano, do compositor romântico Franz Liszt, publicado em 1850. A princípio, as três Liebesträume foram concebidas a partir de poemas de Ludwig Uhland e Ferdinand Freiligrath. Em 1850, duas versões apareceram simultaneamente como um conjunto de canções para voz alta e piano, […]

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Henry Purcell – King Arthur’s Cold Song

March 15th, 2012 Comments off

King Arthur or, The British Worthy (Z. 628), is a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by John Dryden. It was first performed at the Queen’s Theatre, Dorset Garden, London, in late May or early June 1691. The plot is based on the battles between King Arthur’s Britons and […]

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