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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:11:02 +0000

 



What Does the Famous Aria "Nessun Dorma" Mean...

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The Nutcracker Synopsis

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Learn the story and synopsis of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, The Nutcracker, premiered in 1892, and based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.



What Does Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" Mean...

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Learn the lyrics to Puccini's famous aria and watch videos of notable performances including Kathleen Battle, Maria Callas, and Montserrat Caballe.



A Profile of "Nessun Dorma" from the Opera,...

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What Does the Latin Prayer Ave Maria Mean in...

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Learn the text and English translation of the Latin prayer, Ave Maria, which is used in many classical music works, and discover great classical music.



Nutcracker Ballet Trivia

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The Nutcracker ballet is traditionally performed during the Christmas season. Learn facts and details about the famous Nutcracker Ballet.



What Does the Italian Aria "O Sole Mio" Mean in...

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Learn the Italian lyrics and English translation of Eduardo di Capua's



The World's Best Symphony Orchestras

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Discover the world's best orchestras, a selection of 20 symphony orchestras from around the world ranked in 2008, by Gramophone.



Swan Lake Synopsis

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Swan Lake is a very famous ballet and its music is easily recognizable, but does everyone know what its story is? Discover the story of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake!



Top 10 Classical Music Christmas Albums

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Don't let the same old holiday music get you down. Instead, here are my top 10 Christmas albums that will make the yuletide that much better.



Great Composers of the Renaissance Period

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The Renaissance Period was a vibrant time when knowledge and fine arts flourished. Artists like Leonardo



A Profile of the Song "O Sole Mio"

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Beethoven Beginner's Guide: 6 Tips to...

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Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the world's most famous and influential composers of classical music. His music has been played all over the world for over 180 years. However, there are many people out there left in the dark about the facts, life, and music of Beethoven. In this Beginners Guide to Beethoven, you'll find links to biographies, histories, CD recommendations, and sound clips of Beethoven's music.



The Best Composers of the Baroque Period

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The Top 10 Baroque Period Composers. From Bach to Monteverdi, see where your favorite Baroque composers rank.



The 7 Most Popular Ballets of All Time

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With timeless stories, extraordinary choreography, and brilliant music, the seven most popular ballets of all time are absolutely adored by audiences.



What Does Bizet's Habanera Aria Mean in English?

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Great Composers of the Classical Period

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From Haydn to Beethoven, here are eight of the greatest classical period composers. Learn about their legacies and their contributions to classical music.



What Does Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" Mean...

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What Makes Pavarotti's Version of 'Nessun...

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What is the translation of the "Credo"?

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Learn the lyrics, translation, and history of the Credo from the Catholic Church's Mass, as you listen to the included recommended recordings.



Famous British Classical Music Composers

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Only music composed by British citizens was performed at Price William and Catherine's royal wedding. Many great classical composers have came out of England. Here's a handful of the many British classical composers.



Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”...

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Learn the lyrics and English translation of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and the history of its creation.



What Does the Famous Aria 'Una Furtiva Lagrima'...

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What Does the Hymn "Panis Angelicus" Mean in...

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Composed by Cesar Franck. Classical Music.



What Does the Famous Aria 'Toreador' Mean in...

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Opera Translation: What Does the Gorgeous...

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The Best Movements of Handel's Messiah

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Discover the wonderful music and lyrics to Handel's most famous work, The Messiah.









Learn the lyrics to “Voi che sapete che...

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Another famous Mozart aria, Classical Music.



Top 7 Requiem Albums

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From Brahms to Mozart, here are the top seven Requiem Mass albums ranked by popularity, musical interpretation, and overall quality.






A Collection of Famous Baritone Arias

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Discover the best baritone arias in this collection of famous baritone arias by composers like Bizet, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Verdi, and Mozart.






Here's What You Need to Know About Handel's...

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Premiered in Dublin in 1742, learn about the origins of Handel's Messiah, its libretto, details of its first performance, musical excerpts, and more.



All You Need to Know About the String Quartet

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Discover all you need to know about string quartets, including how they came into existence, notable string quartet composers, and modern uses for the genre.



Top 10 Baroque Music

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From Bach’s Cello Suites to Allegri’s Miserere, here are my top 10 baroque music picks to add to your classical music collection.



Renee Fleming - A Collection of Renee Fleming...

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Renee Fleming is one of the leading operatic sopranos today. Here is a collection of videos of the great Renee Fleming.



"Quando men vo" Lyrics and Text Translation

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Learn the Italian lyrics and English translation of Musetta's aria,



"Mi chiamano Mimi" Lyrics and Text Translation

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Learn the Italian lyrics and English translation of Mimi's aria,



The Synopsis of Bizet’s Opera "Carmen"

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Learn the story of Bizet's famous opera,



The History of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

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Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture has been used to celebrate USA’s Independence Day, but that’s now why it was composed. Find out why!



Here's the English Translation of 'Che Gelida...

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The full Italian text and English translation of 'Che gelida manina' from Giacamo Puccini's famous opera La Boheme



Learn the Synopsis of Puccini's Opera, Turandot

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Puccini's opera, Turandot, includes one of opera's most famous arias - Nessun Dorma. Learn the synopsis of Turandot and discover why it is so popular.



Bell Song Lyrics and English Translation

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Learn the lyrics and translation of Lakme's iconic aria



All You Need to Know About the Requiem Mass

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Requiem Masses are composed to honor the deceased. The evolution of the Requiem can be traced back all the way to the 2nd century. The most famous Requiems were composed by Mozart, Verdi, Brahms, Berlioz, Beethoven, Duruflé, Fauré and Britten. Discover the history of this unique mass.



The Story of Puccini’s 1896 Four Act...

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Puccini's great opera, La Bohème, premiered in 1896 in Turin, and became an instant success. It is now one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. Learn the synopsis of Puccini's opera, La Bohème.



What Does the Famous Aria 'Casta Diva' Mean in...

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Lyrics and Translation of "Song to the Moon"

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What is the Synopsis of Bellini’s Opera,...

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Learn the story of Bellini's famous opera, Norma, which premiered in Milan in 1831, in this opera synopsis.



Mozart and the Origin of Twinkle Twinkle Little...

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Films Featuring Beethoven's Music

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Beethoven music is extremely popular not just in the music halls, but also on the silver screen. Beethoven's music is used extensively in movies and television. Here's a list of Beethoven music used in movies.



All You Need to Know About Vivaldi's Four Seasons

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Notes and historical information on Vivaldi's Four Seasons, including Vivaldi's sonnet texts for Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall.



A Beginner's Guide to Pyotr Tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky was an extremely introverted person, despite his ability to hold incredibly animated conversations. Learn more about the life of Tchaikovsky, one of the great composers of the 19th century.



“Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio" Lyrics...

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Learn the lyrics to Cherubino's aria



History of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

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Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet was composed in 1875, after the Russian Imperial Theatre intendant Vladimir Petrovich Begichev commissioned him to do so.



Learn the Synopsis of Mozart's Opera, The Magic...

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Learn the story of The Magic Flute in this synopsis of Mozart's famous opera, which premiered in Vienna in 1791.



Lyrics and English Translation of “Qui la...

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Learn the lyrics and English translation of Elvira’s aria, “Qui la voce sua soave,” sung in the 2nd act of Bellini’s opera, I puritani.



Learn the Story of Verdi's Opera, Aida

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Verdi's Aida is an opera in four acts composed in 1871. Set to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, the story takes place during ancient Egypt and focuses on the upper echelon. Read the full synopsis of Verdi's Aida.



Find a Nutcracker Ballet Performance Near You...

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2014’s Nutcracker Ballet performances are taking place across the United States. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s most beloved ballets.



The Best of Beethoven

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From Piano Concerto No. 4 to Symphony No. 9, here are 10 selections of the best Beethoven music.



Romantic Period Classical Music Playlist

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The romantic period of classical music features thousands of classical works. And though its impossible to list them all, I've compiled a short list of



“Questa o quella” Lyrics and...

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“Questa o quella” is sung in the first act of Verdi’s opera, Rigoletto. Learn the lyrics and English translation of the Duke’s aria.



Profile of the Famous Tenor, Luciano Pavarotti

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Learn about the life of Luciano Pavarotti, arguably the world's most famous tenor with a voice like no other. Born in 1935, Pavarotti discovered his passion for singing as a teenager after winning first place with his father in a singing competition. Luciano Pavarotti has since then sung numerous roles in many operas and given countless performances.



The Story of Puccini’s Opera, Madama...

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Puccini's opera tells the story of a devoted wife willing to do whatever it takes in the name of love. Read the synopsis of Madama Butterfly.



A Guide to Beethoven's 9 Symphonies

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Beethoven Symphonies are among the most popular in the world. Brief Histories of Beethoven Symphonies is an easy way to learn about and compare all nine symphonies.



Learn the Latin Lyrics and English Translation...

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Learn the Latin lyrics and English translation of the well known Gregorian chant, Ubi Caritas.



What Does 'Agnus Dei' Mean?

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: What is the translation of the "Agnus Dei"? : Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, Lamb of God, who



"Va, Pensiero" Lyrics and Text Translation

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The lyrics in Italian and English to this beloved chorus from Verdi's opera, Nabucco.



Learn the Tongue Twisting Lyrics to the Modern...

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Gretchen am Spinnrade Text and Translation

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The English translation of Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade.



Here's the English Translation of Mozart's 'Non...

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Text and English translation of. Classical Music.



Learn the History, Lyrics, and Translation of...

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Largo al factotum Lyrics and Text Translation

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Learn the lyrics and text translation of Figaro's most unforgettable aria from Rossini's Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia.



A Beginner's Guide to George Frideric Handel

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George Frideric Handel was a remarkable composer. Did you know he created the English oratorio? Handel's



A Complete Listing of Giuseppe Verdi’s...

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Before his death in 1901, Giuseppe Verdi composed over two dozen operas - his first in 1839 and his last in 1893. View the list of Verdi operas.



Discover the True Meaning of Aida's Aria "O...

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Meaningful Classical Music for a Funeral

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This selection of classical music can be used during a funeral ceremony to create a memorable and meaningful tribute to those who have passed away.



Musetta's Waltz - Scene and Lyrics

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Learn about the scene and the lyrics of



Get to Know Ludwig van Beethoven with This...

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Born in Bonn in 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven began learning music at an early age. He studied with many well know musicians including Hadyn and Salieri. Beethoven is most famous for his symphonics works. Discover the life of Beethoven, including his works and achievements.



Discover the History of the Nutcracker Ballet

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The Nutcracker Ballet is perhaps the most famous of all ballets. Since its original creation, The Nutcracker has gone through its fair share of changes. Marius Pepita, world renowned choreographer, staged the production, but complained that Tchaikovsky's music was too complex to dance too. Tchaikovsky's music was ahead of its time. It wasn't until George Balachine re-staged The Nutcracker in 1954; that it became widely popular. Discover more history about the famous Nutcracker Ballet.



Here's the English Translation of Mozart's 'La...

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The Synopsis of Il Trovatore

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Another gem from Verdi's collection of operas, Il Trovatore was composed in 1853. Il Trovatore is a story of a gypsy woman burnt at the stake and her daughter's promise of vengeance, interlaced with a love triangle between a troubadour, count, and noblewoman. Read the entire synopsis of Il Trovatore.



Quintessential Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the greatest classical composers of all time, yet there are many people unfamiliar with his works. This list of quintessential music by Mozart is sure to help the beginner expand their musical horizon.



What is the English meaning of 'Miserere mei,...

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A Beginner's Guide to Classical Music

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Classical music is a generic term applied to a style of music which covers over 700 years. Learn the very basics of classical music and where to begin.



Meet Austrian Composer Franz Joseph Haydn

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Haydn, unlike most composers, had a



Learn the lyrics and translation of Ritorna...

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Learn the lyrics and English translation of Aida aria, Ritorna Vincitor, from Verdi's opera, Aida.



Top 10 Mozart Concertos

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Mozart is known for many great works including operas and symphonies, but in this list, you’ll find my recommended list of Top 10 Mozart Concertos.



“Addio del passato” Lyrics and...

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Learn the Italian lyrics and English translation of Violetta’s aria, “Addio del passato,” from Verdi’s opera, La Triviata.



Learn the story of Verdi's opera, Rigoletto

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Here's another popular opera by Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto! The story of Rigoletto is packed full of drama and emotion, and many people believe it to be one of Verdi's first operatic masterpieces. Read the entire Rigoletto synopsis to learn more.



Here's the English Translation of 'Sempre...

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Finishing Act I in Verdi's beloved opera, La Traviata , is Violetta's aria, "Sempre Libera." Though there



What does the famous aria “Meco...

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Sung by Pollione in Bellini’s opera, Norma, learn the lyrics and translation of “Meco all’altar di Venere.”



The Synopsis of Don Giovanni

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Learn the story of Mozart's comedic and melodramatic opera, Don Giovanni, in this synopsis.



What You Need to Know About Francesca da...

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Composer: Riccardo Zandonai Premiered: February 19, 1914 - Teatro Regio, Turin Other Popular Opera Synopses:



Amahl and the Night Visitors Synopsis

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Learn the synopsis of NBC's 1950 commissioned opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, by Gian Carlo Menotti.



Rusalka Synopsis

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First performed in 1901, Dvorak's opera, Rusalka, has become one of, if not, the most famous Czech operas ever written. Learn the story of Rusalka in this opera synopsis.



Learn the Story of Verdi's Famous Opera, La...

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10 Classical Symphonies You Can't Live Without

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Want to start a symphony collection, but don't know where to begin? Are you looking to expand upon what you already have? This list of symphonies will provide you with a variety of musical styles upon which to build or add to your symphony collection.



The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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This Classical Music profile of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will provide you with the information you need to learn about the life of this magnificent composer.