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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. Sarastro in The Magic Flute
Learn more about one of the most important characters in The Magic Flute.
3. J S Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Learn about the history, music and performances of J S Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos
4. Monostatos in The Magic Flute
Monostatos is not the most important character in the opera The Magic Flute, but he does have a big role within it.
5. The Classical Music Newsletter
Learn more about how to find out what's new on the BellaOnline Classical Music site!
6. Ungeduld by Franz Schubert
Ungeduld (Impatience) is the high point of Die Schone Mullerin, with the miller expressing his joy at his girl saying "yes". It is a beautiful song.
7. Danksagung an den Bach by Franz Schubert
The fourth song in Schubert's song cycle Die Schone Mullerin is quite exquisite. It also introduces a very important character - the beautiful maid of the mill herself. Read on to learn more about this lovely song.
8. Margot Fonteyne Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty
I had to share with you this rare performance of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet with Margot Fonteyne as Princess Aurora.
9. Am Feierabend by Franz Schubert
Schubert's Leid from Die Schone Mullerin sets the scene for the young miller starting his career at the mill in the hope of winning the hand of the maid he has seen there. Will all go well?
10. The Worst Classical Music Recordings Ever
Seriously awful Classical music recordings which may or may not entertain all the family!
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