The overture of Rosamunde has acquired far more fame than the opera it first introduced. A touch of mystery surrounds a haunting theme which is so fascinating that Schubert will use it again in other instrumental compositions.
Dvořák’s only violin concerto is extremely demanding in terms of technique, and brilliantly reminds us of American landscapes.
Schubert shared with Brückner and Mahler the hard exercise of composing a ninth symphony (he even started working on a tenth symphony, of which only a few fragments remain) It is known as the “Great Symphony” in order to be distinguished from the “Little Symphony”, in the same C major key. Its astonishing musical thickness comes from the blend of binary and ternary rhythms.
Storytellers : Carnaval des animaux
Secret Concert 4