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89: Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang”

The printing press was invented by German inventor Johannes Gutenberg in 1440. For the first time, men could mass produce the written word. No longer were all books and Bibles tediously copied by the hands of monks and scribes. Knowledge … Continue reading

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97: Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B flat major “Spring”

Robert Schumann wrote his first symphony in 1841, the year after marrying Clara Wieck. He attributes his feelings towards Clara for the title “Spring” which he bestowed upon the piece. Having mostly written for piano and voice, this was some … Continue reading

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