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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. The Worst Classical Music Recordings Ever
Seriously awful Classical music recordings which may or may not entertain all the family!
5. Schubert's Song Die Forelle, The Trout
Schubert's song, Die Forelle, (The Trout) is one of his best loved leider. This article covers some of its history and helps the listener to find resources.
6. 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.
7. Das Wandern by Franz Schubert
The first song in Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin, Das Wandern sets the scene for the unfolding story line.
8. 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.
9. Die Schone Mullerin by Franz Schubert
Die Schone Mullerin is one of Schubert's last three great song cycles. Read on to find out when it was written and more about the genre of the song cycle.
10. 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.
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