Tag Archives: Don Juan

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: LORD BYRON (1788)


Lord Byron (1788)

Despite being a social outcast—and self-conscious of his noticeable limp—Byron became the rock star of the Romantic period. His poetic travelogue Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage won him fame, while his complex personality, dashing good looks, and scandalous love affairs captured the imagination of Europe. His literary legacy includes the satirical epic Don Juan and the lonely, rebellious, and brooding “Byronic hero.” Who famously described Byron as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”? More… Discuss

 

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Great Performances: Herbert von Karajan conducts Richard Strauss’s – Don Juan Overture Op. 20 ( – Osaka 1984)



Richard Strauss:  Don Juan, Symphonic Poem Op. 20
Herbert von Karajan conducting
Osaka, Japan 1984

 

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Il Giardino Armonico- Cristoph Willibald Gluck “Dance of the spectres and the furies”



Il Giardino Armonico-Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) “Dance of the spectres and the furies”
Allegro non troppo- (Don Juan, Vienna 1761)
From the album “La casa del diavolo/Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini”(2004)
(Gluck, C.P. Bach, W.F. Bach, Locatelli, Boccherini)