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Verdi, Don Carlos Act IV

April 11th, 2011 by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The cello solo in the prelude to Act IV in Verdi’s longest opera, Don Carlos, is absolutely beautiful. Its somber and dark nature foreshadow the apparent darkness in the rest of the prelude and throughout Act IV. After the cello solo, the strings have an almost-consequent phrase/response to the cello solo, who then returns after [...]

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