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Classical Mercury: Freddie and the Bohemian Rhapsody
Dragging Freddie Mercury to the realm of classical music

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The work has six movements, and the first movement uses a theme from Schubert’s song Der Wanderer, D. 493. Schubert modelled his Octet closely on Beethoven’s Septet, including the structure of the movements and the keys used. The first movement opens with a slow Adagio before a spirited Allegro speeds things up.