Many initially thought it was a lengthy suicide note, others pointed to the composer’s torment over his suppressed sexuality, while some thought it was just a tragic, sad, glorious and indulgent artistic expression. But the reason it’ll stay with you forever is that all of these contexts work in their own way, but it never detracts from how magisterial the music itself is. It’s a lesson in the very best ways of expressing emotions through music. This movement is particularly famous because of its incredibly catchy main theme.

I was going to make a point similar to yours but honestly you nailed it. I’m a big fan of pop and contemporary music, and I probably know more about classical music than most people complaining in this comments section. Classic FM’s Big Book of Classical Music is a fully illustrated book detailing each day of the year in classical music – … Read More

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