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Fantastic Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, Opus 14, is one of the landmark programmed works of the early Romantic era. Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelic drugs because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature. Also the symphony suggests that Hector Berlioz composed at least a portion of it under the influence of opium. According to Bernstein, “Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip and you wind up screaming at your own funeral.” This work first interested Ken when he was 15 years old. Ken liked the erratic nature of the rhythms and the offbeat syncopated passages. He also loved Berlioz’s description of what music should be like when he appeared in court to defend his compositions. Berlioz testified that music was meant to be felt and not just heard. Ken is sure many of today’s rock and roll musicians can also agree with Berlioz. So here is Fantastic Symphony, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz as performed by the CMD German Opera Orchestra of Berlin and conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p75/Berlioz%3A_Symphonie_Fantastique.html
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FLEETING REALMS is an inviting compilation of chamber music featuring six composers. Though the album obviously mixes different compositional voices, the different pieces share many characteristics. FLEETING REALMS is defined by a pervasive uplifting quality. Many of the album’s works feature driving rhythms and a joyfully relaxed sensibility. Even dissonance is used playfully or as a counter weight to beautiful lyricism. Such consistency in manner across six pieces by six diverse composers is obviously remarkable, and it makes FLEETING REALMS a very special musical collection. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p449/Fleeting_Realms_-_Chamber_Works.html
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A new composition by Ace Patterson. If you like this piece, please help support this young composer by purchasing this track on Amazon for only 99 cents. https://www.amazon.com/Candlelight-Ultimate/dp/B075774GN3/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504992026&sr=8-1&keywords=candlelight+ultimate
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Tannhäuser (full title Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg - Tannhäuser and the Minstrel's Contest at the Wartburg) is an 1845 opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on two German legends; Tannhäuser, the legendary medieval German Minnesänger and poet, and the tale of the Wartburg Song Contest. The story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through much of Wagner's mature work. Performed by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Conducted by Dominque Beaulieu Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p74/Wagner%3A_Tannhauser.html
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Welcome to Classical Music Discoveries' Season 14! Our show is made possible by our sponsor - La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida. Without our sponsor, advertisers and listeners like you, our show would not be possible. We are proud to be the number one classical music broadcaster in the world and we also produce more new classical music recordings than any company in the world. Below you will find over 100 shows that are currently available for you to listen to online. Just scroll down to a show you would like to listen to and then just click on "play" to listen to your selection. If you would like to advertise on our show or if you would like to be featured on one of our shows, please see the links below. We thank you listening to Classical Music Discoveries. You can contact us at: Staff@ClassicalMusicDiscoveries.com SKYPE: khedgecock Purchase our music at: ClassicalRecordings.co Our Sponsor: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Click HERE to Advertise on Our Show Click HERE to Be Featured on Our Show or to Submit Your Music Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries and show your support for Classical Music
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Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk (complete restored version) Joana Filipe Martinez - Producer and Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra Purchase HERE
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The World's Most Difficult Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 Bela Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1 Joana Filipe Martinez, solo piano and producer Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Orchestra
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The Flying Dutchman (German: Der fliegende Holländer), WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. Wagner claimed in his 1870 autobiography Mein Leben that he had been inspired to write the opera following a stormy sea crossing he made from Riga to London in July and August 1839. In his 1843 Autobiographic Sketch, Wagner acknowledged he had taken the story from Heinrich Heine's retelling of the legend in his 1833 satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski (Aus den Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski).[1] The central theme is redemption through love. Wagner conducted the premiere at the Semper Oper in Dresden in 1843. This work shows early attempts at operatic styles that would characterise his later music dramas. In Der fliegende Holländer Wagner uses a number of leitmotifs (literally, "leading motifs") associated with the characters and themes. The leitmotifs are all introduced in the overture, which begins with a well-known ocean or storm motif before moving into the Dutchman and Senta motifs. Wagner originally wrote the work to be performed without intermission – an example of his efforts to break with tradition – and, while today's opera houses sometimes still follow this directive, it is also performed in a three-act version. Kenneth Hedgecock conducts the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p85/Wagner%3A_The_Flying_Dutchman.html
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Dixit Dominus and Magnificat, K. 193Missa brevis in D, K. 194 CMD Chorus and Philharmonic of ParisConducted by Dominique Beaulieu Purchase now at ClassicalRecordings.co
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Composer Douglas Bielmeier’s BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD is an enveloping musical work that soothingly twists time into a languid river of sound. Along these lines, BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD unfolds as one massive work that, though it may be marked in seven constituent sections, flows with very little delineation from one movement to another. This is not to say, however, that BETTY AND THE SENSORY WORLD is static or overly repetitive. Rather, Bielmeier’s creation simply exists on an atypically large scale, which demands the kind of gradual, almost furtive, evolution of musical ideas that characterizes this work. Purchase now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p445/Doug_Bielmeier%3A_Betty_and_the_Sensory_World.html
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