FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die Schöne Müllerin

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die Schöne Müllerin

The first of Schubert’s song cycles set to a text by Wilhelm Müller, Die Schöne Müllerin (1823) is a tragic story of love, death, and youthful idiocy.

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OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Saint François D’Assise, Act I

OLIVER MESSIAEN: Saint François d’Assise, Act I

For his religious opera, Saint François d’Assise (1983), Oliver Messiaen claimed to have chosen this particular character because he considered Francis to be ‘the saint who most resembles Christ’. We’ll just have to see about that…

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