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The World's Greatest Music
To coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show, we've chosen the best classical pieces about buds, blossoms, and blooms, celebrating the beauty of the natural world.
Love and thinly veiled flower metaphors seem to be fairly common in German Romantic poetry, and this text by Goethe is no exception. A pretty red rose, representing a woman, puts up a fight after a young man threatens to pick it. Unsurprisingly, set to music by a man in 1815, the 'rose' eventually gives in to the man's advances.
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