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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Top 10 Operas Created: Sunday, August 25, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Of the thousands of operas performed around the world, there are a handful of composers whose operas are performed more than any of the others - five to be exact: Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, a...
    • “Questa o quella” Lyrics and English Translation Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      “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.
    • A Profile of the Great Conductor, Lorin Maazel Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      (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.
    • La finta semplice Synopsis Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Composed when he was just 12 years old, La finta semplice is one of Mozart’s earliest operas. Learn the characters and synopsis of La finta semplice.
    • Classical Music Wedding Albums Created: Sunday, May 23, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Classical music for weddings is extremely popular, and with so many choices it can be hard to choose which classical music to play at your wedding. Here is a list of recommended classical music we...
    • Top 10 Classical Music Christmas CDs Created: Sunday, November 18, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Almost every popular recording artist has a Christmas album, and almost everyone owns one. But do you own a classical music Christmas CD? Classical music Christmas CDs are great to play while cel...
    • Nabucodonosor (aka. Nabucco) Synopsis Created: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn the synopsis of Verdi's third opera, Nabucodonosor (Nabucco for short), composed in 1842.
    • Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio Lyrics and Text Translation Created: Sunday, December 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn the lyrics to Cherubino's aria
    • Giuseppe Verdi Created: Sunday, October 23, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Giuseppi Verdi was a romantic period composer best known for his operas and requiem mass. Learn about the life of Giuseppi Verdi in this profile.
    • Operas by Verdi Created: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      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.
    • “La pia materna mano" Lyrics and Text Translation Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Sung in the first act of Verdi’s opera, La Battaglia di Legnano, by the character, Arrigo, learn the Italian lyrics and English translation of “La pia maternal mano.”
    • “Addio del passato” Lyrics and Translation Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Learn the Italian lyrics and English translation of Violetta’s aria, “Addio del passato,” from Verdi’s opera, La Triviata.
    • “Donde lieta uscì” Lyrics and Text Translation Created: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Sung by Mimi in the third act of Puccini’s most famous opera, La Bohème, this gorgeous aria is Mimi’s goodbye speech to her lover after they both agree it would be best to separa...
    • The World's Best Orchestras Created: Sunday, February 05, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Putting together a list of the world's best orchestras is sort of like ranking the colors in a crayon box - it is highly subjective. However, one leading classical music publication took on the mon...
    • Montserrat Caballe Created: Sunday, August 27, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Montserrat Caballe is a world famous soprano with the height in her operatic career in 1974. With over 80 performed roles, Montserrat Caballe has lead a tremendously successful career. She is bes...
    • Billboard’s Top 10 Classical Music Albums Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      Two artists take up 40% of this week’s top 10 rankings. Discover Billboard’s top ten classical music albums for the week of June 21, 2014.
    • Classical Music for Children Created: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Children learn at a young age that classical music can be boring. Children don't quite comprehend the complexities and meanings of classical music. Here are five ways to introduce classical music...
    • La battaglia di Legnano Synopsis Created: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014
      Verdi’s opera, La Battaglia di Legnano, premiered in 1849, and has since then remained popular enough to be regularly performed in opera house all around the world to this day. Learn the synopsis of La Battaglia di Legnano.
    • Salome Synopsis Created: Friday, May 24, 2013 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Learn the story of this famous one-act opera by Richard Strauss. When it premiered in 1905, Salome was quite controversial, but very successful. Learn the synopsis of Strauss' opera, Salome.
    • Agrippina Synopsis Created: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Since its premiere in 1709, Handel's opera, Agrippina, has been quite successful. Learn the synopsis of Agrippina.
    • L'elisir d'amore Synopsis Created: Sunday, December 18, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Donizetti's light-hearted comic opera, L'elisir d'amore, tells the story of a young, poor man who tries to win the heart of a beautiful woman. However, because she is wealthy, he spends his money o...
    • Don Pasquale Synopsis Created: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Another frequently performed opera is Donizetti's
    • Modest Mussorgsky Created: Saturday, October 08, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Modest Mussorgsky, best known for his works like Night on Bald Mountain, was a Russian classical composer who often refused to practice western rules of composition. His innovative musical style, ...
    • Celeste Aida Lyrics and English Text Translation Created: Saturday, September 29, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Celeste Aida lyrics and english text translation from Verdi's opera, Aida.
    • World's Best Concert Halls - Top 10 Concert Halls Created: Saturday, July 29, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      From Lincoln Center to Vienna and Boston to Sydney, these fantastic concert halls, famous for their beauty, history, and incredible sound, are among the world's best.
    • Der Freischütz Synopsis Created: Monday, October 08, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Learn the synopsis of Carl Maria von Weber's opera, Der Freischutz.
    • Der Rosenkavalier Created: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Premiered in 1911, learn the synopsis of Richard Strauss' famous opera, Der Rosenkavalier.
    • Eugene Onegin Synopsis Created: Sunday, June 17, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Since its first premier in 1879, Tchaikovsky's opera, Eugene Onegin, has been consistently performed throughout the world. Learn the synopsis to this popular opera.
    • Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words Created: Sunday, September 19, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Mendelssoh's Songs Without Words are a collection of short melodic songs for piano that are quite lovely. Songs Without Words has many famous pieces of music including the ghostly
    • Carl Orff's O Fortuna Created: Sunday, October 22, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Notes and background information of Carl Orff's O Fortuna from Carmina Burana." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, June 08, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Let's face it, classical music can be hard to find. Where are you supposed to start searching for music? What if you don't know the name of the piece or the composer... or worse, BOTH? Well, her...
    • 5 Classical Music Mix CDs for Beginners Created: Monday, November 03, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      For beginners, classical music can be very hard to get into, especially with the amount of classical music available. These five classical music compilation CDs are great for you classical music b...

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