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Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

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Brahms wrote two versions of this Variation on a Theme by Haydn, one for orchestra, Ops. 56a, and one for two pianos, Ops. 56b, despite that it was actually composed first. This orchestral work is considered an important milestone marking … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s fantasia “The Tempest”, Op. 18

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Tchaikovsky wrote three program music works based on William Shakespeare’s plays, among which Romeo and Juliet overture was undoubtedly the most famous; the other two are far less known, one of them is this symphonic poem (fantasia) “The Tempest”, and … Continue reading

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