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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. The Classical Music Newsletter
Learn more about how to find out what's new on the BellaOnline Classical Music site!
3. J S Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Learn about the history, music and performances of J S Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos
4. Wohin? from Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin
The second song in Schubert's song cycle "Die Schone Mullerin" is well worth getting to know in its own right as one of his great leider.
5. 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?
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. Der Neugierige by Franz Schubert
Schubert's lovely setting of Muller's poem, the sixth in the Die Schone Mullerin song cycle, is well worth getting to know.
8. Mozart and the Kochel Catalogue
Mozart's works are identified by the use of K numbers. Learn more about the Kochel catalogue!
9. 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.
10. Sarastro in The Magic Flute
Learn more about one of the most important characters in The Magic Flute.
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