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1. Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
Gaetano Donizetti's opera Mary Stuart is a wonderful pastiche of coloratura style music and big choruses which is very enjoyable, especially the fight between Queen Elizabeth 1 and Mary Queen of Scots! Read on to learn more about it.
2. J S Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Learn about the history, music and performances of J S Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos
3. The Classical Music Newsletter
Learn more about how to find out what's new on the BellaOnline Classical Music site!
4. Mozart and the Kochel Catalogue
Mozart's works are identified by the use of K numbers. Learn more about the Kochel catalogue!
5. Mozart's Operas
Some notes about Mozart's operas and which you should see first.
6. Orfeo ed Euridice with Janet Baker
Dame Janet Baker retired in 1982, and sang the role of Orfeo. This DVD is of her final performance.
7. The Magic Flute Introduction Quests
Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is an enchanting fairy tale with more serious elements to it.
8. Sarastro in The Magic Flute
Learn more about one of the most important characters in The Magic Flute.
9. Beethoven's Choral Fantasy Opus 80
Beethoven's Choral Fantasy for Piano, Orchestra and Chorus is not quite as well known as some of his other works but it is most enjoyable and well worth getting to know.
10. Morgengruss by Franz Schubert
Morgengruss is a point at which we pause for breath in the song cycle Die Schone Mullerin. It is early morning, the maid of the mill is just awake and our poet wonders how the night has treated her.
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