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Henri Dutilleux – Sonatina for flute

The French composer Henri Dutilleux, born in 1916, died today; he was one of the most performed composers of contemporary music, perhaps because his music was relatively accessible, following in the line of composers like Debussy or Ravel. French classical music thus loses one of its most imposing figures of...

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Georges Bizet – Carmen – Interlude

I offer you today a very beautiful interlude from the opera Carmen by Bizet, of which we had already made you (re) discover the opening. Very soft, beginning with the flute and the harp, it is played between the second and the third act, which opens with the lair of...

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Frank Martin – Messe pour double coeur – Agnus Dei

Change of tone today with a melody that will surely speak to you on this very sad rainy day! This is an opportunity to introduce you to Franck Martin, a great name of the 20th century, a genius converted to music when listening to the deep Passion according to Bach’s...

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Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole

Although few Spanish composers have managed to make a name for themselves in classical music, the fact remains that Spanish folklore has always been a great source of inspiration for all eras. In the Baroque era, we of course think of the Chaconne, which was originally a popular Hispanic dance...

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Léo Delibes – Lakmé – Under the starry sky

You all know the very famous Flower Duo, taken from the opera Lakmé by French composer Léo Delibes. We invite you this evening to listen to another tune from Lakmé, less known but no less beautiful! It is the singer Natalie Dessay who interprets here the aria “Under the starry...

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Kurt Weill – The Threepenny Opera – Mackie’s Complaint

Le morceau d’aujourd’hui peut vous surprendre : à l’écoute, ce n’est a priori pas une pièce qu’on pourrait qualifier de « classique », le style est plutôt grossier et de surcroît, ce morceau n’est tiré ni d’un opéra, ni d’une comédie musicale comme en écrirait Leonard Bernstein. Mais c’est un morceau qui mérite qu’on...

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Zbigniew Preisner – Requiem for my friend – Lacrimosa

Attention, the piece of the day may make you cry, as it is beautiful. At the same time, that is the goal since it is a Lacrimosa. Preisner, a 57-year-old Polish composer, wrote his Requiem for a Friend in 1998, the “friend” in question being the director Krysztof Kiéslowski, who...

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Romantic Music

Romantic music is easy to recognize, it’s the one that makes you want to cry 😉 Frédéric ChopinIn classical music, the romantic period extends from the beginning of the 19th century (1820) until the beginning of the 20th century. As during the other periods, the music is part of a...

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Classical music glossary

Welcome to our glossary page! A A Capella: Expression indicating that the vocal part is sung without musical accompaniment..Adagio: Italian adverb (at ease) Rather slow tempo, between Lento and Andante..Allegretto: Italian adverb (quite cheerful) Rather lively tempo, between Moderato and Allegro..Allegro: Italian adverb (gay, cheerful) Lively tempo, between Allegretto and...

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Baroque Music

Baroque music refers to music from the period from the beginning of the 17th century to the middle of the 18th century (1750, death of Bach). The two main countries in which it developed are Italy and France, but Baroque music is often considered to have culminated in Germany with...

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Periods of classical music

Far from being uniform, classical music has undergone great changes over the centuries. Here you will find a brief presentation of the main periods of classical music: Baroque musicClassical music (of the classical period)Romantic musicModern musicContemporary music

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