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“As long as she…

January 19, 2013

“As long as she lived that ecstasy was going to be hers. She would live for it, work for it, die for it; but she was going to have it, time after time, height after height. She could hear the crash of the orchestra again, and she rose on the brasses. She would have it, what the trumpets were singing! She would have it, have it – it!”
– The Song of the Lark, Willa Cather

These words pretty much sum up all the feelings when listening to Strauss’ Zweite Brautnacht! from Die Ägyptische Helena.

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