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VRSchubert – Day 16: Fantasia

As described in earlier posts, Franz Schubert is no stranger to contemporary popular culture. Perhaps the most enduring example of this modern day crossover is Disney’s Fantasia. Here Schubert’s Ave Maria seamlessly spins out of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, signaling dawn and the retirement of the demons from the nighttime mayhem. Leopold Stokowski created a new version for the film, adding chorus and strings to the familiar vocal soloist. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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VRScubert: In anticipation and celebration of Paul Lewis’ performance of the Late Schubert Sonatas on October Tuesday, October 23, the VRS is embarking on 23 days of tweets, Facebook and blog posts about the life and work of Franz Schubert and the celebrated interpreter of his music.

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