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Beethoven's Symphony Nr.3, the "Eroica"07/29/06
In his "Eroica", Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) took the definitive step from the “classical” symphony of the 18th century to the “grand” symphony of the 19th.His Third Symphony is a key work in the repertoire of any symphony orchestra.The...
Bruckner's Symphony Nr. 8
Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is distinguished by a monumental yet very detailed structure. It is often referred to as the “crown of 19th century music”.The symphonic works of Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) are characterized by a constant evolution, even...
Brahms‘ Symphony Nr. 4
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) is regarded as the last great classical composer. His compositions continue the tradition of Mozart and Beethoven. His Fourth Symphony is a mature work of his later years.It took Brahms twenty years to complete his first...
Schumann's Symphony Nr. 3, the "Rhenish"
Robert Schumann’s Symphony Nr.3 is one of the most famous orchestral works between those of Beethoven and Brahms. The "Rhenish" contains no trace of the sickness and depression of his final years.Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) fought a life-long battle...
"An Alpine Symphony" by Richard Strauss
"An Alpine Symphony" by Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949) is a typical example of what is known as programme music. In this monumental work, Strauss describes a mountain climb in separate, precisely defined sections.The effect of the symphony stems to a...
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