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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:59:31 +0000

 



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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

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The World's Best Symphony Orchestras

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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 Synopsis of Bizet’s Opera "Carmen"

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Learn the story of Carmen, an opera by Geroges Bizet that is arguably his most famous work and greatest contribution to classical music.



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.



"O quante volte" Lyrics and Text Translation

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Bellini's opera, I Capuleti e I Montecchi tells the story of the Capulets and Montegues. "O quante volte"



Opera Translation: What Does the Gorgeous...

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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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.



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 "Nessun Dorma" from the Opera,...

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Composed: 1920-1924



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.






Learn the Synopsis of Puccini's Opera, Tosca

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

This heart-wrenching opera by Giacomo Puccini is a tragic tale of love and loss. Read the synopsis of Tosca to find out what happens.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



Lyrics and Translation of "Song to the Moon"

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What Does Bizet's Habanera Aria Mean in English?

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Great Composers of the Classical Period

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



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

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Composer: Giuseppe



Famous British Classical Music Composers

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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"Quando men vo" Lyrics and Text Translation

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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






Swan Lake Synopsis

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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!



Romantic Period Classical Music Playlist

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



Gianni Schicchi Synopsis

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Composer: Giacomo Puccini Premiered: December 14, 1918 - Metropolitan Opera, New York Other Popular Opera



The Synopsis of Don Giovanni

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



Learn the Latin Lyrics and English Translation...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



Learn the story of Verdi's opera, Rigoletto

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.






The History of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Luciano Pavarotti



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.






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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Another famous Mozart aria, Classical Music.



Films Featuring Beethoven's Music

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



A Profile of the Song "O Sole Mio"

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Composed: 1898



“Addio del passato” Lyrics and...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" >Teatro Costanzi  on January 14, 1900



"Mi chiamano Mimi" Lyrics and Text Translation

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Composed by Cesar Franck. Classical Music.



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

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A Beginners Guide to Great Classical Music for...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Piano classical music ranges in a variety of styles. Find recommended composers, music, and more in this guide.



The Nutcracker Synopsis

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Learn the lyrics to Cherubino's aria



Manon Synopis

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The synopsis of Massenet's Manon is a sad story of a sheltered young woman who runs from her predetermined life as a nun. Choosing wealth over love, young Manon finally realizes the folly of her ways. Learn how the opera ends in this synopsis of Massenet's Manon.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



Meet the 25 Best Romantic Period Composers

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Discover the great composers of the romantic period.



La Rondine Synopsis - The Story of Puccini&rsqu...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Learn the synopsis of Puccini’s 1917 opera, La Rondine.






What Does 'Agnus Dei' Mean?

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



Beethoven's Ode To Joy and the European Union...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' was adopted as the European National Anthem in 1972.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



Salve Regina Latin Text and English Translation

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

The Salve Regina prayer is heard in many classical settings. Learn the Latin text of Salve Regina along with the English translation.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Georges Bizet



Popular Songs Sung by Luciano Pavarotti

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Luciano Pavarotti was a fantastic singer with a prolific performance history. Here is a handful of the most popular songs sang by Luciano Pavarotti.



All You Need to Know About Vivaldi's Four Seasons

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



Gretchen am Spinnrade Text and Translation

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

The English translation of Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade.



Learn the Lyrics to "Les oiseaux dans la...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Here is the French-to-English translation of Olympia's aria from Jacques Offenbach's opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann. History and recommended recordings.



Antonin Dvorak

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Dvorak's musical talents and skills earned him honorary doctorates, prestigious awards, and other special honors.



10 Classical Symphonies You Can't Live Without

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



“La fleur que tu m’avais jeté...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Learn the lyrics to Don José's aria, La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée (the Flower Song), from Bizet's opera, Carmen.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >"La ci darem la



All About Mozart's Catalog Aria

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Mozart's Don Giovanni wasn't the most moral character; this aria details his many sexual conquests. Learn the lyrics, translation, history, and more!



What is the translation of the "Benedictus"?

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Question: What



Top 6 Recommended Popular Beethoven Music Albums

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Beethoven music is indeed very popular, and with all the music available to purchase, not all recordings are created equal. Here are my top six recommended Beethoven music albums.



Facts and Trivia of Mozart's Opera, Die...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Learn interesting facts and trivia about Mozart's most famous opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Text and English translation of. Classical Music.



Meet Austrian Composer Franz Joseph Haydn

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Haydn, unlike most composers, had a



A Complete Listing of Giuseppe Verdi’s...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



Learn the Story of Verdi's Opera, Aida

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



Lorin Maazel - A Profile of the Great...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

(1930-2014) Lorin Maazel was an extremely talented and gifted composer that spent the majority of his life conducting many of the world’s greatest orchestras. Learn about his life in this biography.



The 7 Most Popular Ballets of All Time

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



The History of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is an incredibly famous ballet with a rich history. It is the epitome of all classic ballets; the choreography demands dancers of the highest caliber. Despite its one-hundred plus year age, it will continue to serve as the standard model of classical ballet for many generations to come.



Meet German Composer Johann Sebastian Bach

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

This profile of Johann Sebastian Bach will give you the information you need to understand the life of the



Meaningful Classical Music for a Funeral

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



"Va, Pensiero" Lyrics and Text Translation

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The Context of



A Beginner's Guide to Classical Music

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



Learn the Synopsis of Delibes' Opera, Lakme

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Composed in 1881 and premiered two years later, Leo Delibes opera, Lakme, was a great success. Learn the synopsis of Lakme.



What Does the 'Gloria' in a Catholic Mass Mean...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax



Largo al factotum Lyrics and Text Translation

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



Mozart and the Origin of Twinkle Twinkle Little...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >What do the following



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >About 'Miserere



Learn the Lyrics and Translation of "Celeste...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Celeste Aida lyrics and english text translation from Verdi's opera, Aida.



"Il dolce suono" Lyrics and Text Translation

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Italian Text Il dolce suono mi colpi di sua voce! Ah, quella voce m'e qui nel cor discesa! Edgardo! io



10 Classical Music Pieces You Can Sing but...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

People all over the world are more familiar with classical music than they think, but they lack the facts necessary to help them find the pieces they love. Here are ten of the most popular pieces of classical music that many people can sing, but can't name.



Get to Know Ludwig van Beethoven with This...

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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.



History of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



A Collection of Famous Baritone Arias

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



The Synopsis of Armida

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Rossini's 1817 opera, Armida, is home to one of the most challenging soprano roles in operatic repertoire. Learn the synopsis to Rossini's opera, Armida.



La Cenerentola Synopsis

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Rossini's take on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, his opera, La Cenerentola, is considered to be one of his greatest operatic achievements. Learn the story of Rossini's opera, La Cenerentola.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

Notes and background information on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, including recommended recordings and more.



What is opera?

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

An opera is a staged dramatic work that is entirely sung. However, there are many exceptions to this rule.



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

2017-03-13T11:59:31Z

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