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Nicknamed Compositions by Franz Schubert
Explore the meanings and reasons behind the names of Schubert’s compositions

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MUSIC OF THE WEEK

La Damoiselle élue (The Blessed Damozel) keeps to the artistic style of the Pre-Raphaelites: diaphanous, bloodless, transparent, charming might all be applied to it. This serves as a contrast to the bombast and volume of those who followed Wagner’s aesthetic. There’s an audible contrast between the chaste and modal vocal writing (the music of those in heaven) and the luscious orchestral parts.